Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Gratitude is a choice. If we fail to chose it, by default we choose ingratitude. And once allowed into the heart, ingratitude does not come by itself but with a lot of other seedy companions that only succeed in stealing joy. To not choose gratitude - daily and deliberately - is more costly than we usually realize. And when we do choose a lifestyle of heartfelt, humble gratitude, we are mindful of the benefits received from our gracious Savior and those He has placed around us.
By intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced with joy and the humble realization of just how undeserving we really are. Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention. A life based on thankfulness - for the freedom Christ has provided and for the blessings of others.
This is an amazing book, Nancy Leigh DeMoss has hit the nail on the head with this book. Gratitude is something that people are losing in today's society. We live in such a "me" oriented society today that we forget to look at the positive side of things. In her book, Ms. DeMoss first has you look deep into yourself to see where your heart is sitting with gratitude. She then takes you through step by step to start to look for the joy in every day life.
I like when she refers to ungrateful people as" Ungrateful people are much like a container that has a hole in it, leaking out every blessing that's been poured in". How many of us are leaking out our blessings?
In today's thankless society I think that every person, Christian or not needs to read this book! This book comes highly recommended. This book would make a great Bible Study, and contains a 30 day devotional as well.
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