The Gift of Gratitude
How do we express gratitude in all things?
In this episode of Spark Influence, Peter and Misty discuss gratitude and several New Testament verses about gratitude, perseverance, and endurance. Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The apostle Paul is well known for writing Scriptures about being thankful. Some of his most well-known passages are focused on gratitude, including giving thanks for all things and in all circumstances.
Ephesians 5:20 ESV giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Being thankful even in suffering.
Romans 5:3-5 ESV "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
James 1:2-4 ESV "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." Do everything in the name of Jesus out of a spirit of gratefulness!
Colossians 3:17 ESV "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." Misty recommends one of the best books she ever read on cultivating joy to have a heart of gratitude that came to me during one of the most challenging seasons in my life. One thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp