Tony MylesNovember 26, 2023
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
How would you describe your thanks giving on a scale of 1 to 10? We can choose to take delight in seemingly imperfect gifts, moving us from immaturity to maturity and a true thanks-living.
Pastor Tony Myles
How would you describe your ? (scale of 1 to 10)
Gratitude isn't intended by God to just be a one day a year event squeezed into a small part of feasting and football games. It's designed by our Creator to be a 365-days-a-year experience and attitude that shapes and molds our lives in extraordinary ways.
Gratitude is so important to God because He tells us that it is to be the primary motivation behind everything in our lives
"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18
"And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20
H_________ t_________ g_________?
will crush the determination and drive out of you...unless you seek God through the it gave you.
"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." James 2:2-4
Tough question: What's the difference between what you you versus what you're actually ?
"Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude."
Real-life takeaways for us from Deuteronomy 8
v.1: We experience God being when we go.
v.2-3: What we have, and what we , reveals we have.
v.4: Enormous gratitude can always be found in the .
v.5: It may take a long time to discover why you didn't need to .
v6-9: The Promised Land before if with gifts you can claim...from gushing waters and fruit...to precious treasures you'll have to .
v.10: Gratitude to God is meant to be practiced .
v.11-18: Check your I.O.U.
v19-20: The we otherwise face is incredibly real.
Choose to in seemingly
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