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Gratitude

Gratitude

Philippians 2:14-16, Do all things without grumbling or disputing that you may be blameless [pure] and innocent [of evil,  of wrong motive, and full of integrity], children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,  holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Four problems with developing a grateful heart.

PROBLEM 1: Many ASSUME a grateful heart comes from circumstance.

PROBLEM 2: Many DREAM that increased gratitude comes from increased gratification.

PROBLEM 3: Many become ENTITLED and never consider responding with gratefulness.
Entitlement kills gratitude.

PROBLEM 4: Many never experience a grateful heart because it is never EXPRESSED.
Luke 17:11-19, On the way to Jerusalem He [Jesus] was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as He entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When He saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, [grateful heart] praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”  And He said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

There is a big difference in FELT gratitude and EXPRESSED gratitude. > jump picture

People in your life experience unexpressed gratitude as ingratitude and rejection. 

Experience MORE gratitude by expressing MORE gratitude.

Work out what God has worked in with GRATITUDE!



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