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Gratitude is a powerful key to the abundant life Jesus came to give us ( John 10:10)

Gratitude is a powerful key to the abundant life Jesus came to give us ( John 10:10)

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  • 1. THE ATTITUDE OFGRATITUDE IS NOT APIOUS PLATITUDEIt is a Powerful Key to Abundant LifeThursday, June 20, 13
  • 2. WE CAN; GOD CANNOTGod has no one to thank for His wonderful life as GodAngels cannot thank God for being redeemedAngels cannot thank God for be ing adopted childrenAngels cannot thank God that the Spirit lives in themAngels cannot be witnesses/ambassadors for JesusAngels do not have a body to do the works of JesusThursday, June 20, 13
  • 3. I AM SO GRATEFULGod has drawn me closer to Him in the last two yearsI am swimming in a refreshing pool of gratitudeWaking upPrayer breaksInstantly in His felt PresenceThursday, June 20, 13
  • 4. THE PULCHRITUDE OFGRATITUDENever met an unhappy person who was full ofgratitude. Opposite is always true.Grateful heart is a humble heartHumble heart draws the Presence of God3 Times in Bible: Prov. 3:34, James 4:6 and 1 Peter 5“God opposes the proud, but gives grace tothe humble ”Thursday, June 20, 13
  • 5. Ps. 100Gratitude --> Praise---> Presence of GodShout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.Worship theLord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.Know that the Lord is God.    It is he who made us, and we are His;    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courtswith praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;    his faithfulness continues through all generations.Thursday, June 20, 13
  • 6. JESUS LIVES (P. 190)Thankfulness primes the pump into praise and thatdraws into the Presence of God-->fulness of joy andeternal pleasures at His right hand!Thursday, June 20, 13
  • 7. UNGRATFUL PEOPLEEve: Saw God face to face, hunk of a husband,beautiful garden, everything free, no disease, noenemies, beautiful, never-aging body.Servant of Matt 18.21-35: 10 mil forgiven.Chokes friend for $100. Gets life sentence. (Read!)Ananias & Saphira: Saved, filled with Spirit,incredible church, miracles everywhere...Thursday, June 20, 13
  • 8. GRATITUDEKeeps us close to GodQualifies us to experience His Grace, Power &Presence more. Miracles follow us.Protects us from sin & sadness & frustrationFill us with joy and peace-->health & goodrelationshipsMakes us good witnesses for Jesus!Thursday, June 20, 13
  • 9. HOW TO CULTIVATE AGRATEFUL HEARTWater your heart with thanksgiving every dayPut reminders in front of you ( notes, scripture)Always start prayer with thanksgivingThank God before you get out of bed and justbefore retiring at night.Share stories of gratitude with others10 minutes with the King: Grateful for what?Thursday, June 20, 13