On Sunday we spent some time thinking about the power of thankfulness – the way it gives us a bigger sense of who God is, the way it makes each of us feel more valued, and the way that ultimately being thanked and giving thanks brings wholeness to us.
So when I read this today, I thought it was worth posting:
In this way, gratitude not only invites others to strive for their true potential as followers of Christ, it is also encouraging to the people who have changed. Perhaps we should all be self-sufficient and faithful enough to serve and strive even when no one seems to notice. But, what a lift we get from someone noticing enough to say, “I am so grateful for you!” Gratitude is one of those things that helps change persist and continue to progress.
Thankfulness is part of our discipleship – it’s part of our growing as followers of Jesus.
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