The Blessings of Gratitude

Posted on November 24, 2017 · Posted in Gratitude

Gratitude enables praise.

Gratitude destroys self-pity.

Gratitude is not compatible with envy.

Gratitude softens grief.

Gratitude is the fuel of joy.

Gratitude is the soil that grows humility,

Gratitude protects against sexual sin.

Gratitude deepens your awareness of God.

Gratitude is the soul of worship.

Gratitude opens your eyes to grace.

Gratitude repels pride.

Gratitude is God’s will for you in Christ.

Gratitude turns back your judgmental spirit.

Gratitude calls you to serve instead of being served.

Gratitude is the enemy of greed.

Gratitude challenges you to love others instead of yourself.

Gratitude will lead you to love Jesus more deeply.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.