the expression of gratitude, especially to God."he offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival"
FORBES magazine Psychology Today study - “Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. Deepens and opens the door to new relationships. Gratitude improves physical and psychological health and increases mental strength. Improves your sleep and self esteem. Increases empathy and reduces aggression.”
Deuteronomy 26:11 “Be grateful for the good things that the Lord your God has given you and your family; and let the Levites and the foreigners who live among you join in the celebration.”
GRATITUDE EMPOWERS US FOR FUTURE GENEROSITY
GENEROSITY PRODUCES BLESSING
I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
ROMANS 5:3-5 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
WE CAN GET BITTER OR WE CAN GET BETTER
HIGHEST LEVEL GRATITUDE - PURELY MOTIVATED BY LOVE
1 CHRONICLES 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
LESS ABOUT GOD’S COMFORT AND MORE ABOUT HIS CHARACTER
KIDS LOVE BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY CAN GET
FATHER GAVE BECAUSE OF HOW HE LOVES
GRATITUDE IS ULTIMATE JOY
I JOHN 1:4