There is more to gratitude than just saying the words "thank you." A great deal more!
Thanking God in everything is to thank Him in hardship. Why, for what reason am I to give thanks to God in literally everything? The answer might shock you!
Scripture says, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God. Giving thanks for even bad and painful circumstances sounds odd. “Why in the world would I be grateful for things that appear to be detrimental or hurtful?
I don’t celebrate a pagan holiday. No, I pray with exuberant joy that Jesus' name will come to be known to lost multitudes throughout the Christmas season.
When we choose independence from God, we become blind to the provision as well as to our Provider. Thanksgiving and gratitude go out the window when we desire to be independent of God.
Am I a giver or taker? This is not a question that is fun to consider, because the answer is found in God’s view of my life, not my personal assessment.
I don't think that there's any spiritual dealing that isn't shot through with our response to the sovereignty of God in that place or moment, even the moon.
Some things that I call failures, whether in dignity or intelligence or propriety, might be simple humanity. Does God see humanity the way that I do?
The Truth is Jesus Christ and He’s in the heavens, but He’s also in the dirt. Fully human, fully divine—the Truth is as much a paradox as Jesus.
I know the gift that is loving someone, yet I have been a miser when it comes to letting someone love me. I've denied that gift to others.
Not relegating ourselves to the Will of God will leave us paupers. To grasp for more will making us unable to actually receive what He wants to give.
Repentance has never erased what I’ve done; it simply ushered in the grace and forgiveness that I so desperately need just to walk through this life.