Gratitude is more than delighting in a gift; it is a feeling of happiness directed toward a person for giving you something good. Growing in our ability to consistently be grateful and express gratitude is not only life-changing but is part of becoming a mature disciple of Jesus.
This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at the connection between gratitude, grace and the gospel. You’ll discover that expressing gratitude for the giver–not just the good gift–connects our hearts deeper to that person and is a picture of the gospel in and of itself.
Think of the godliest people you know, the people you most respect, other mature Believers you want to emulate and imitate. Almost certainly, the people you are thinking of are grateful people. Cynics, complainers, and critics may be popular on social media and late-night television, but they do not make great heroes of the faith.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
How expressing gratitude actually changes us physically.
What a lack of gratitude and a tendency to focus on the negative leads to.
How even spending a few minutes with a truly grateful person changes lives.
Immediate, hand-held steps you can take to grow in expressing gratitude.
“God, in Christ, has given us all the most amazing and precious gift we will ever receive. Jesus gave us his own life, that we may be forgiven and set free. Let’s not just be grateful for that gift, but remember, we get to express our gratitude for, and to, the GIVER of such grace! How grateful, on a daily basis, are you for Jesus, the giver of such good gifts?”
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