Give Thanks

ChoosingGratitude“Thanks-giving ushers us into the very presence of God!” ~pg. 64

“In every situation …prayer + thanksgiving = peace.” ~pg. 66

“The grateful heart that springs forth in joy is not acquired in a moment; it is the fruit of a thousand choices. It is a godly habit and pattern that over time becomes a new muscle in our spiritual makeup. And though like every other sanctified character trait, it does nothing to make us more loved and accepted by God, gratitude does become a reliable measure for where our hearts are with Him. Look for it, listen for it–and you’ll learn a lot about how you’re growing–or deficient–in grace.” ~pg. 68-69

“’Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.’ When faced with perplexing circumstances, when you don’t know what to do or which way to go, be grateful–and you’ll find yourself right in the middle of His will.” ~pg. 70

“Grateful people are loving people who seek to bless others, while ungrateful people are bent on gratifying themselves. They tend to focus on ‘my needs,’ ‘my hurts,’ ‘my feelings,’ ‘my desires,’ ‘how I have been treated, neglected, failed, or wounded.’ An unthankful person is full of himself, seldom pausing to consider the needs and feelings of others.” ~pg. 84

DeMoss, Nancy Leigh (2009-08-04). Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy. Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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