Cultivating Thankfulness

What’s up everybody?

On Sunday we talked about how Psalm 50 tells us that thankfulness needs to be cultivated in our lives because it is not natural to us. Here are a few suggestions from Jerry Birdges’s book The Practice of Godliness to help you cultivate a habit of thankfulness: 

  1. Expand our mealtime expression of thanks to include other blessings beyond the food before us. 
  2. Begin each day with thanksgiving by thanking God for his love, which is assured to carry us through the day. 
  3. End each day with thanksgiving by thanking God for all the specific demonstrations of His providence and faithfulness during the day. 
  4. Keep a record of the answers God has given you to your prayers so that you can adequately thank him for his blessings.
  5. Set a time aside each week to do nothing but thank God for specific blessings of his grace. Thank him for these things: personal salvation, church family, opportunities for spiritual growth, instruction of our Church, the availability of the Bible, the health of our family, political freedom, spiritual freedom, material provisions, godly spouse, believing family.

May the Lord bless you richly in his grace. Pursue growth and practice thankfulness.

In Christ,

Clint  

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