Learning to be Grateful

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child”–King Lear, Shakespeare.

“Rejoice always. Pray constantly. And give thanks in all situations for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”–1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

“I can’t find anywhere in the New Testament where whining, complaining, or grumpiness is exalted“–Waylon Bailey.

“O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praise to him, tell of all his wonderful works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Remember the wonderful works that he has done, the wonders he wrought, the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!”–1 Chronicles 16:8-13.

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now”–Philippians 1:3-5.

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God”–Psalm 50:23.

“The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it”–Charles Swindoll.

 

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)