5 Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Thank You

5 Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Thank You

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Thank You
November 1, 2020

Thanks

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Our Identity and Mission clarify our NO’s

My Identity is a child of the King

My Mission is to serve my King

Each word we stop learn to say, is first experienced at the feet of Jesus

THANKS 

1) Polite Thanks

1) Polite Thanks

2) Circumstantial Thanks (from the heart)

David Brookes (NY times)  “Most people feel grateful some of the time – after someone saves you from a mistake or brings you food during an illness, but some people feel grateful dispositionally, all the time.”

3) Disposition of Thanks

“It is only in a life of gratitude that life becomes rich.” D. Bonheoffer

Thankfulness springs from a supernatural way of seeing

1 Thess. 5:16-18 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus

John 6:5-7 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!

John 6:8-9 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?

Thankfulness springs from a supernatural way of seeing

At any given moment are we more prone to want or to wonder?

“The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder” G. K. Chesterton

Seeing wonder is the doorway to gratitude

John 6:11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

Jesus gave thanks before he had enough, before any answer was given

Seeing wonder is the doorway to gratitude

Jesus open my eyes to your wonders around me and give me grace to say thanks.