This is another practice I have loved for many years. As I look back over my research and notes on this subject, I realize it is important enough to do an entire course on Gratitude. Watch for it. Everyone will be invited and all of our members of the Fabulously Fit over 50 Club will receive it as a bonus gift.
The bible talks a bunch about the importance of being grateful.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Ps 100:4
Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. Hebrews 13:15
For myself I wish to become a Master of Gratitude. A master at anything is someone who practices and practices the subject. Many times gratefulness (thankfulness) is a sacrifice. Are there days when you just wish to murmur and complain? Me too, but we can’t. The consequences are too steep. Some days it is a minute-by-minute process of capturing those thoughts that will take us downhill. At those times, we want to immediately begin thinking on things good and pure and lovely and of a good report. Seems a bit impossible. However, God would never tell us to do this if it were not possible. With God nothing is ever impossible.
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name Lk 1:37
Pastor Keith Craft says, “Personal greatness will never be revealed if GRATITUDE is always concealed. “
Are You Keeping a Gratitude (Gift) Score?
The Gift Score shown below allows you to grade yourself daily on the four gratitude characteristics in life. Becoming aware of these characteristics help you grow in gratitude. As Mary Kay Mueller has said, “It is the percentage of time that one is thinking positively versus negatively.” By scoring yourself, you will be able to see if your attitude and your feelings reflect an unforgiving, ungrateful and hopeless spirit. Does your life reflect trust in God?
Unfortunately, we attract people of like GIFT scores as our own.
The good news is we can consciously and continually raising our GIFT scores!
Gratitude is actually a law. To get the results you seek in life, it is absolutely necessary that we know about and observe this law.
Gratitude encompasses love.
We can’t have much gratitude, if any, without the emotion of love. Gratitude – We can begin to live right now AS IF what we are wanting to create is already here. Faith and Expectation through Gratitude are the fast route to living AS IF.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. ~ Ps 16:11
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