TOPIC: ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Memory Verse: Ps. 92:1-2

INTRODUCTION:

A wiseman said that attitude determines your altitude. I could not but agree any less. Altitude has to be with your spiritual and mental disposition. God looks at the state of our hearts before accepting the fruits of our lips. It is the state of heart that validates the fruit of the lips. (Heb.13:15)

In every situation, God expects us to be grateful. (1 Thess.5:18; Roms.4:20; Hab.3:17-19)

WAYS TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE

  1. Praise- worship, glorifying, honor, exalt etc. Ps. 67:5-7; 103:1-5; 33:1
  2. Thanksgiving- Ps.100:4; 116:17; 107:22
  3. Offering/Sacrifices- Ps.66:13; 116:17-18; Prov.3:9; Gen.8:20-22

SIGNS OF WRONG ATTITUDEĀ 

  1. Delayed gratitude- which is disguised ingratitude. Jer.13:16; Mal.2:1-3
  2. Pride/Sense of Entitlement – Jer. 13:15-17; Ps.28:5
  3. Offenses/Complaints – Matt.11:6; 1 Cor.10:10-12,32; Deut.28:47-48
  4. Selfishness/Competitiveness/ Jealousy- Gen.4:2-8; 2 Cor. 10:12; 5:12-13

BENEFITS OF AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDEĀ 

  1. You command the Presence of God – Ps.22:3; Ex.15:11; Ps.114:1-2
  2. You command supernatural harvest- Ps.67:5-7; Hab.3:17-19; Joel 2:23-26
  3. You command supernatural strength- Ps.8:2 cf Matt.21:16; Neh.8:10
  4. You command supernatural victory/deliverance- 2 Chron.20:21-25; Judges 1:1-2; Acts 16:25-26
  5. You command supernatural insight- 2 Kgs.3:15-16; Rev.1:10-11
  6. You command supernatural favor- Acts 2:47; 4:24-33; Eph.5:17-21

HOW TO FUEL YOUR ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

  1. Praise His Word- Ps.56:4,10
  2. Praise Him with understanding- Ps.47:7; 1 Cor.14:15
  3. Activate Your Sense of History- Ps.103:1-5; 2 Tim.1:3-5
  4. Be Filled With The Spirit- Eph.5:18-20; Roms.8:26

Remain ever beautified!

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