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What Gratitude Can Do

November 23, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Walk as children of light—for the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth—testing what is pleasing to the Lord. —Ephesians 5:8–10

Grace, gratitude, and giving go hand in hand. Imagine the impact in a world characterized by isolation, selfishness, and fractured relationships if we were to adorn the gospel we profess with a culture of mutual care, concern, generosity, and sacrifice. The truth we proclaim would become believable. And God would be glorified.

Try laying this kind of spirit alongside situations in your own life, reaching out to the people you know and care about. Just think how many rifts and breaches could be mended, how many relationships restored and strengthened, if our gratitude for God’s grace eclipsed our bitterness and overcame those relational barriers.

That’s what can happen every day of the week when God’s grace becomes real in our lives, when our first, heartfelt response is to say “thank you”—both to God and to others.

Abounding. Overflowing. Grace not only received and deposited but daily withdrawn and multiplied. That’s what Christian gratitude can do.

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Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy

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Scripture taken from The CSB

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What would change if your gratitude for God’s grace eclipsed all other things?