Gratitude is special — it conditions us to live our highest life. Christ-Followers are people of the future. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live in the powers of the Age to Come. A key is to live with gratitude.
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Go Deeper — People of the Future Live With Gratitude
Listen to a Ransomed Heart podcast on gratitude with John Eldredge. The audio excerpt in this Jesus Smart episode is from this episode.
Ransomed Heart Ministries with John Eldredge
The down payment—2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; Ephesians 1:13-14 by Dr. Craig Keener. This is the article I reference in this episode.
7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round (Forbes)
To whom or what are we grateful? Can we be abstract or vague about gratitude?
I believe that as we are first grateful to our Creator, then we condition and position ourselves to be authentically grateful to others … in whatever context we relate to them: family, friendship, business/work, our place in the larger world, and so on.
Gratitude is like PRIMING a PUMP. Surprisingly, as we make the decision to be thankful, it releases a spring of gratitude, a flow of thankfulness.
With a grateful heart-set, focus upon what you do have. “Mysteriously,” as we do this, we increasingly attract what is good and right.
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