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How do you Cultivate Thankfulness When You Don’t Feel Very Thankful ?

Our mission is to be thankful. How do we do that consistently? Here is a great article from Heather Adams.  Heather is an author, speaker, and singer living in Connecticut. Heather’s passion is to equip and encourage believers to seek more of God’s truth and to experience more of His joy each day. Her book, “Bow Down: The Heart of a True Worshipper” is a practical, 30-day devotional about worship.

Scripture calls us to be quick to give thanks to God. Passages like “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful…” (Colossians 4:2) tell us that lifting up praises for what God has done is a necessary part of the believer’s life.

But that’s not always easy to do. In fact, when we find ourselves in challenging life situations, expressing our thanks can actually be a source of struggle. Going through a trial, illness or fatigue, unresolved anger or worried and anxious thoughts are just some of the obstacles that can keep us from the vital habit of showing gratitude.

I’ve certainly gone through dry periods where spending time giving thanks to God wasn’t as high on my priority list as it should have been. Though I knew it was important, I didn’t feel like following through in the moment. But each day I chose not to obey this call, I missed a worship opportunity.

Read the article here: How to Cultivate Thankfulness When You Don’t Feel Very Thankful – Topical Studies


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We believe:

  • Jesus is Lord. We exalt the One True God who made us and gave us the Lord Jesus Christ as our salvation. Our goal is to be a people with a heart for obedience to Christ in all things. His work made it possible for us to live – eternally and now – as children of God. Jesus made it possible for us to be rightly related to the Father and to one another. His desire is for us to succeed. We believe a right relationship with Him is the first and most important step.
  • The Bible is True. God’s Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12-13), which we take into our minds and spirits and live out through the flesh. When Jesus asked what the greatest commandment was, He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31). The basis for everything we teach is “Life is Relationships.”
  • Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. We desire to walk in and by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit (available to all believers) empowers Christians for living witness and dedicated service.

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2 Responses

  1. It is true. Becoming thankful is an exercise we must cultivate many times every day in just the smallest moments.

  2. Appropriate on Thanksgiving

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