Written By: Rev. Matt Franks
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that can’t be shaken, let’s continue to express our gratitude. With this gratitude, let’s serve in a way that is pleasing to God with respect and awe. (Hebrews 12:28 CEB)
Ever stumble across a verse in the Bible and go “Yes, this is it, this is what I needed!” This verse came to me as I was putting together the barebones of what this devotional book would look like. After reading it, I celebrated and thought to myself, “this is thanksliving!” Thanksliving to me is sharing with the world what you have because you are thankful for what God has given to you. With 2018 around the corner, how will you express gratitude this year?
Here are some suggestions:
Praise God with gratitude. Read Psalms of gratitude and give God thanks for all your blessings each day.
Love with gratitude. Offer at least 365 acts of kindness, encouragement and witness this year.
Serve with gratitude. Check with myself or James Bon how you can serve in our Church and World.
Give with gratitude. Assess your financial goals and priorities and approach you prepare your 2018 annual giving commitment as an expression of your gratitude for the blessings you have received.
Recognize the people and blessings for which you are grateful.
Start a Gratitude Journal.
Send regular notes of gratitude.
On Thankful Thursdays Share your gratitude through social media if you have it.