Tuning out negative thoughts inside your head 4. We don’t know where we’re going. My heart is overflowing with gratitude to our revered Leader for having given to the world her revelation of Truth, which heals and comforts. Content shared via email, Facebook, Twitter, or WhatsApp can be accessed by subscribers and non-subscribers alike. I don’t look for him. It’d be silly to say that, because that’s not what Paul says, and I’m trying to say what Paul says. (I won’t give it all to you.) If you don’t understand that, then what you will hear me say is something that I’m not saying: “Begg had a sermon on Sunday about how you’re supposed to find some way to overflow with thankfulness. “Why should I feel discouraged?” Well, because of this and this and this and this. In this series of Thanksgiving holiday messages, Alistair Begg examines what it means to be truly thankful. All rights reserved. rooted and overflowing is based on Colossians 2:6-7 which reads “Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with gratitude.” In other words, he is describing there the conversion of the believers in Colossae. All rights reserved worldwide. My friend, Marva from Sun Sparkle, Shine are doing a 5-Day email course called Wake up to Gratitude as a preparation for the holiday season! You are the dwelling place of God. Truth For Life is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. And so I commend you to the Bible. Copyright © 2021, Alistair Begg. After all, let’s just sing a few songs and get on with life.” No. My heart is overflowing with gratitude to our revered Leader for having given to the world her revelation of Truth, which heals and comforts. I’m making a change. I think you would agree that it is in this particular week a matter of some import that we would pay attention to what the Bible has to say as it relates to the Christian believer and the matter of gratitude and a thankful heart. [13] Sarah Pierpont Edwards, in a letter to her daughter, Esther Edwards Burr, on April 3, 1758; quoted in George M. Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003), 495. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. Paul is writing to these Colossian believers who have come to faith in Christ, he tells us, as a result of the ministry of Epaphras, whom he mentions there in verse 7 of chapter 1. God, with our Bibles open before us, we come humbly to you, asking that the Holy Spirit will so enable our minds, quicken our understanding, constrain our very being that we may turn to you in childlike trust and in believing faith. Her heart was filled with gratitude. Makes sense, doesn’t it? The overflow of gratitude is joy. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! Where does that come from? That He's the source of every good thing that comes your way. So, for example, in Peggy Noonan’s piece on Thanksgiving last week—it went under the heading, “Still Here after a Rough Year”[9]—and she went through a whole litany of people and things for which people were thankful. The Words Fall Words Free Thanksgiving Printables Happy Thanksgiving Free Printables Thanksgiving Quotes Family Free Printable Quotes Thanksgiving Blessings Happy Fall. It will eradicate from our vocabulary this phrase, here it comes: “I deserve more than this.” And it will eradicate from our vocabulary this phrase: “I don’t deserve this.” And fourthly, it will allow us to rest in the realization that God’s loving purpose is being worked out in experiences that are not only pleasant and encouraging, but also in the experiences that are unsettling and painful. The description is not of individuals who decided to revamp their lives, it is a description of those whose lives has been revolutionized by the saving grace of God, that they were once a certain way, and now they’ve been made another way. [2] And interestingly, it is the word that is used in John 10:10, where Jesus says, I have come that you “might have life and that you might have it more abundantly.”[3] And the word there for “abundantly” or “more abundantly” is the same root as is used here. Used by permission. I am who I am today because of you. But rather, as William Jay has said in his prayer here, all of the things that come our way in our lives are under your paternal guidance. When Paul writes in Romans chapter 1, he says that these people were ungrateful, that although they knew God, they neither gave thanks to him nor glorified him, but they worshipped the creature rather than the creator. You were alienated, but now you’ve been reconciled. 8. As believers, our gratitude should overflow because of the benefits we receive as children of God. I had the privilege of attending the Christian Science Sunday School from the age of five, and in recent years have been grateful for the opportunity of teaching in the Sunday School. And you’re to stop being ungrateful, and you’re to start being thankful.” I didn’t say that. And, by nature, each of us is capable of such expressions of gratitude, not in the truest sense, but at least in some measure. It is more than keeping lists of the good things that we enjoy, and it can't be produced by our own effort or resolve. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. Worldwide, people are … The reason that I feel alienated from people around me, the real reason that I feel alienated from myself sometimes when I’m alone, is because the Bible says that I’m alienated from God, that God made me for himself, for a relationship with him. LDS. Therefore, it is now incongruous for those of you who have been united with Jesus to go around wearing the clothes from your olden days. A phone call I received last week reminded me that patience is a truly a virtue. [5] By the time Paul writes his final letter to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3 and he says, you’re in for some tough sailing here, Timothy, before things get wrapped up. I meet people all the time who are telling me they’re revamping their lives. Bitterness, complaining, anger, victimization, these are all part of the non-Christian’s wardrobe. My heart is overflowing with gratitude! One, they will turn our gaze to God and away from ourselves and our circumstances—will turn our gaze to God and away from ourselves and our circumstances; and frankly, most of us could do with a solid dose of that to begin with. We’re not going to expound it, but I want you notice it there, that in verse 6 of chapter 1, he says this gospel “has come to you,” and as a result of it coming to them, it has bore fruit within them, and this is ever since they heard it (we’re still in verse 6 of chapter 1) and they understood God’s grace in all its truth. We thought that perhaps if socially things were different around us, then that would have taken care of it; but socially things are really not bad even when they are bad, and we’re still a mess. We are all given to God: and there I am, and [there I] love to be.”[15] What a letter from your mom on the death of your dad. Amen. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704204304574546093616349588. : Consequently, he will hardly be prepared to express sincere, heartfelt gratitude when called upon to do so in his interaction with God. As a small boy, with at least one of my sisters in Scotland, years and years ago, on boring Sunday afternoons when my father used to fall asleep listening to really boring Christian music on these long players—33 1/3, and that you could stack them sometimes six at a time—and we would knew we were in for a dreadful afternoon when he got those things out. His love endures forever. .. I’m extremely honored to be on the cover of @fhmmagsweden Link will be in bio to get a copy! That does not mean the denial of that which is painful and difficult, but it’s still overflowing thankfulness. And then we would put them on, and then we would come out and awaken them from their Sunday afternoon slumbers and parade before them dressed in some of their old gear and say, “Did you really wear this stuff?” And then I would always ask, “Is this from the olden days?”, Now what is Paul doing here? 2. And that is one of the distinguishing marks of a believer. And they did! He “has covered us with a dark cloud, but he has made me adore his goodness that we had him”—namely your dad, Jonathan, my husband—“for so long.”[14] He didn’t live very long, which is an indication of how thankful she is because he wasn’t around for a very long time. Select "Cancel" to save this bookmark without creating a new folder. Select "OK" and then select the "Add Folder" option to complete this step. Epaphras had come into town and had begun to tell them about Jesus of Nazareth: that he was the one who fulfilled all of the prophecies of the Old Testament; that he was despised and rejected by people and he hung upon a cross, and there on that cross, he was bearing the sacrifice of sin; and if men and women would turn to him in repentance and in faith, then they would know peace with God and the reality of God’s power at work in their lives. Here were these individuals whose lives were going in a certain direction. Love what you're reading? I have a surplus of prosperity. The life of the Christian believer should be characterized by gratitude that does not depend on circumstance, recognizing that God rules and reigns over all things and has made His children the objects of His fatherly care. For easy, one-click sharing make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled for this site. Well, I have just one phrase that I want us to take away with us this morning and that is the final phrase of Colossians 2:7: “overflowing with thankfulness”—overflowing with thankfulness. Somebody just gave me their e-mail address about ten days ago, and the e-mail address is “luckydog at such‑and‑such, such‑and‑such.” And I thought about the person, and I thought about the address, and I said, “You know, I think that is a genuine expression of humility on this person’s part, that they’re saying, you know, ‘I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for.’” The distinction between them and William Jay here is that the individual who sees life as the unfolding of chance—and you may see life that way this morning—the individual who sees life as the unfolding of chance almost inevitably welcomes the events that are enjoyable and favorable and resents those that are unpleasant or objectionable. So, let us be clear. Celebrating God, life and others 5. You see, ingratitude is one of the great marks of the unbeliever. Natural gratitude is that of which anybody is capable. “A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud.” In other words, he was not taken out by chance as a result of a smallpox injection. Mental health experts have spoken for years about the importance of expressing regular gratitude, but suddenly people are overflowing with thankfulness. This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed. | Five Characteristics of a Grateful Heart: 1. © 1994 - 2021 Truth For Life. The listening queue will play items sequentially from the "Up Next" list below. “After all, we don’t know where we came from. #monetized #gratefulWelcome to My ChannelVlogNewsTravelCookingFoodFangirling Your thoughtfulness always touches my heart. [And] Oh what a legacy your father, and my husband, has left to us. So, that is how thanksgiving or thankfulness overflows. Hearts overflowed with gratitude to the heavenly Father, Jehovah God, for an occasion of such joy and excitement. And this kind of overflowing gratitude will do a number of things. The Colossian believers were filled to overflowing with thanksgiving and joy when they understood God’s forgiveness and began to live in His grace. He indwelt you. No. And when the news reached Sarah, his wife, she wrote to her daughter, “What shall I say? A smallpox vaccination took him out under the overruling providence of God who, looking upon his servant, determined that this would be a fine way to bring him home to his eternal reward; and God always does what is right and never gets his time wrong. Gracious gratitude recognizes I have reason to be grateful to God whether it’s a good day, a bad day; whether it’s raining or sunny; whether I’m employed or unemployed; whether I have cancer, or whether I am cancer-free. And we sometimes think that if we were a little more educated, we would have fixed it, but we’re fairly bright and we haven’t. My point: Among the daily stress, tension, and challenges of life, stop and search for gratitude. Not a subscriber to JSH-Online? You see, thankfulness is the song of the Christian. Well, it’s expressed in all kinds of ways. Tears of gratitude filled her eyes. Something’s gone wrong with you badly—you banged your head really badly or you’re suffering from a condition—when you’re no longer able to recognize that life, family, employment, leisure, freedom, a warm bed, a cold drink, sunshine, and so on, all of these things, make for the potential for a grateful heart. God is the very definition of good. Well, that brings us to our second point and to the distinction which is an important distinction. Natural gratitude rails against it. So just by virtue of existence, such gratitude is possible and observable. You can add media by tapping the “add to queue” icon located near the media player. It is the key that turns your situation around because it changes you, your outlook, and your attitude. Version® (NIV®), copyright © 1973 1978 1984 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude to God for leading me to Christian Science. Psalm 136:1. The Christians in Colossae, as a result of their union with Christ, are to be overflowing with thankfulness. Genuine thankfulness flows from a heart that has found contentment by resting in the providence of God. Like what? Fill your heart with good things and you will think good thoughts, speak good words and bear good fruit (v.33). So, I want us to be very, very clear about this: that his call, that is Paul’s call to the believer, is on the basis of their union with Christ—it is on the basis of their union with Christ. After more than 40 years, my heart still overflows with gratitude as I remember my first Christmas as a missionary. I have more than enough. I couldn’t stop thanking the Lord for giving me you. Gracious gratitude says, “I am covered by a dark cloud, but …”. He says, “The olden days—if you want to see the olden days, go to chapter 3 and verse 5. The fact is that the television news and the reports in the paper contradict this consistently. “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. From the mountain to the valley, and the valley to the mountain - He is constant. I am blessed beyond measure. “Sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, [greediness], which is idolatry.” It’s not impossible for these Colossian Christians to come out in this gear, it is incongruous for them to come out in this gear. What a gift it is to even be alive. Grant that I might overflow with thankfulness.”. I am overflowing with gratitude and appreciation. Saved by Origami Owl. If we’re honest, we know that our own hearts are unruly and out of control and we’re turned in upon ourselves and we prefer ourselves before we prefer others, and so on, if we’re deadly honest. “Yes, I’m turning over a new leaf. “Oh, God, you are very great.” I’ll change it from “thou” to “you.”. All rights reserved. 5. And so there's a humble spirit. November 6, 2011, unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations Never give up or stop working towards your goals & dreams. From those I have met during my travels to my parents there have been some special moments to be grateful for. 213+9 sentence examples: 1. “But my God lives; and he has my heart. Paul says, “Since you heard God’s grace in all its truth, since you were reconciled to God although previously alienated, since you once lived in darkness and now live in light, since you were once trapped and have now been set free, since you were once dead and you’ve now been made alive, the dynamic for the gratitude that flows from you is the dynamic of the gospel itself.” So that as one of my friends recently wrote, “purposeful, perpetual thanks to God is absolutely central to Christian character.”[7] Purposeful, perpetual thanks to God is absolutely central for Christian character. The Christian can face illness, disappointment, bereavement, unemployment, difficulty, sorrow, in the awareness of the fact that the God who has promised to look after the sparrow is profoundly involved in the life and circumstance of those whom he has made the special objects of his love. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Oh no, it seems that the pickle has gone, and we’re now in a time of peace. And numbers of people in the Colossian valley turned in faith to Jesus, and having understood this story, they went on to live in light of it. are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Natural gratitude starts with the stuff, starts with the things that we’re given, starts with the benefits which accrue to us. [7] Ellen Vaughn, Radical Gratitude: Discovering Joy through Everyday Thankfulness (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005), 51. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. And in Jesus, says Paul to these Colossian Christians, you don’t wear that stuff anymore. We’re going to read from the Bible in the New Testament in Colossians and in chapter 1 and beginning at verse 3. My heart was overflowing with joy and gratitude. It protects our hope and our joy♥ Thanks, friend, for joining me each week at #MomentsofHope! God, our Father, look upon us in your grace we pray. Do you realize that the good news of the gospel is the news of the fact that Jesus of Nazareth has come on our behalf, that he has lived the kind of life that we should live, but can’t, and that he has paid fully the penalty that we deserve for the life we do live, but shouldn’t, so that all of our confidence in the face of life and all of its vicissitudes, in the prospect of death and all of its solemnity is to be found in the Lord Jesus Christ? Elsewhere, he says, you were dead and now you’ve been made alive with Christ. We had no television, no video games, we’d read most of the books—what can you do? HERE I STAND (kindle, paperback & hardcover) is AVAILABLE NOW. [12] Civilla D. Martin, “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” (1905). If that seems a mouthful, just go get a recording of Mahalia Jackson singing, “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,”[12] and turn it up in your room, and allow the truth of Jesus’ words through that song, through that amazing voice, to drive this home. The Devil comes and says, “The whole thing’s finished.” The Devil comes and says, “You shouldn’t trust that Bible, you shouldn’t trust God, you shouldn’t really pay attention to that stuff at all.” Overflowing gratitude is an antidote for that. My heart is full of gratitude today! Oh Millie, you changed mama’s life in so many beautiful ways. I’m sure your wife is thrilled to hear it for a start, and your children, too. I was living in South Africa when this Science came into my life, just when I was greatly in need of health. If we are filled with bitterness, if we’re filled with ingratitude, if we’re filled with envy and with jealousy, then it won’t take much of a bump for what is inside of us to spill out. Not that the believer is thankful that there were enough turkeys, that Heinen’s hadn’t run out of buns, that whatever it is. So, when the news is overwhelming, the believer can thank God that God sits enthroned over all the military, political, social, and economic forces of our day. It is not impossible for you, in Christ, to revert to wearing some of this stuff; it is incongruous. Thankfulness is a key to your life. I’m going to be more thankful this year than I was last year.” Good! Amen. This is a prayer for Thanksgiving. My heart is overflowing with gratitude for the people in my life this year. My heart is overflowing with a beautiful thought! 3. For your Son’s sake. “Gratitude is not in the words but in the heart which expresses it.” ― Luffina Lourduraj tags: grateful , grateful-attitude , grateful-heart , grateful-soul , gratefulness , gratitude , gratitude-quotes , thankful-heart , vote-of-thanks And frankly, my behavior isn’t very good either.” That’s exactly what he says to these people. "My heart is just overflowing with gratitude. Our hearts will overflow with gratitude for His sacrifice in … In fact, a thankful heart is a defining characteristic of a godly person because it’s an expression of His indwelling presence. .. @paulheyman thank you for believing in me. I always like to open my Bible and look at it because if the fellow goes south, then at least you have the benefit of having the Bible to read, and ’cause you’re pretty well trapped. A real estate lawyer in Washington e-mailed to say that “Let’s be thankful that our economy did not fall apart since last Thanksgiving.” And she says she’s very grateful for a lot: “I’m here, I’m drinking coffee, the sun is bright,” and so on. And then just verses 6 and 7 of chapter 2: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Amen. And in your majesty Go on to victory, Defending truth, humility, and justice. Having an attitude of gratitude as opposed to a spirit of entitlement 2. Jonathan Edwards died as a result of receiving a smallpox vaccination. Prior to this experience, prior to this encounter, these individuals, verse 21, were “alienated from God,” and they were “enemies in [their] minds because of [their] evil behavior.” It’s quite a trilogy that, isn’t it? Gracious gratitude recognizes the character and the goodness and the love and the power and the excellencies of God himself, regardless of any favors or enjoyments. You see, that’s one of the distinctions, because a Christian—and this has come out in our singing this morning, it’s come out in our reading of the Psalms, it’s come out in our reading here from Colossians—the Christian recognizes that their life is not at the mercy of some arbitrary and impersonal force, that we’re not bobbing around on the sea of chance, that we’re not held in the grip of some blind deterministic power. An attitude of gratitude is truly a weapon against defeat. This website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance. Our lives should reflect our trust in the character of God as our actions and attitudes are characterized by genuine thankfulness. Now just check how long it takes to get to the turkey and Aunt Mabel coming in from Minneapolis and her flight on time, OK? Most of all, I want to abound in thanksgiving because of what you have done for me in Christ. That is the foundation and that is the expression of such gratitude. My heart is overflowing with gratitude now that I'm able to see my vision manifested. © 2021 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Gratitude leads to joy. It’s possible to get out, but it is difficult. Let’s bow for a moment just in silent prayer. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. overflowing: See: cataclysm , copious , demonstrative , excess , excessive , full , inordinate , profuse , replete , superfluous Forgive me, Lord Jesus. It is only by grace that the genuine gratitude expressed here may be discovered, because what Edwards referred to as gracious gratitude starts from a different place. A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud.”[13] First of all, notice the honesty in that. It’s the word that is used in 2 Corinthians 4, where he speaks about the grace of God overflowing in them and through them to the glory of God. The word that he uses for overflowing is a fairly common word, but Paul uses it not infrequently. I had suffered for many years with severe nervous headaches, and was practically a nervous wreck. Arm yourself, O mighty one, So glorious, so majestic! So, myself and my sister, we’d go in our parent’s closet and ferret around and find clothes that we thought looked absolutely ridiculous. Truth For Life is the teaching ministry of Alistair Begg and is committed to teaching the Bible with clarity and relevance so that unbelievers will be converted, believers will be established, and local churches will be strengthened. Happy 1st Birthday my angel on earth! And one of the real indications that a person’s life has been touched and changed by Jesus is that they overflow with thankfulness. I can’t even find the right words to express how I’m feeling, but I am so grateful and happy, like, I just feel so loved." And so, says Paul, “I want to ensure that you folks are marked by this thankfulness.” He actually mentions it again and again: in verse 12 of chapter 1, “giving thanks to the Father”; here in verse 7 of chapter 2; then in chapter 3 and verse 15, he ends with the phrase, “be thankful”; verse 16, singing “with gratitude in your hearts to God”; verse 17, “giving thanks to God the Father through him”; in chapter 4, verse 2, “devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and [being] thankful.” And in all of this, the overspill of these Colossian Christians is to be marked by this thankful heart. Used by permission. Looking back over the past 10 years, my heart is overflowing with gratitude. Help us to understand what Jesus has done in dealing with our alienation and our bondage and all of our turned-in-upon-ourself-ness. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”. That is natural gratitude. [MOU1]Overflowing gratitude will allow us to rest in the realization that God’s loving purpose is being worked out in experiences that are not only pleasant and encouraging, but also in the experiences that are unsettling and painful. My gratitude journals are testimonies that on my hardest days and in the worst circumstances, God’s record of faithfulness is 100%. LDS. There’s no, “Oh well, your dad’s gone. That’s the things that belong to your earthly nature. This story explores confronting issues we face in society today, with a message of hope. What is gracious gratitude starts with who God is, and it is one of the real marks of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life. copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Okay, I’m super sappy because my heart is overflowing with gratitude and love for my husband, my family, my friends and for humanity.” RELATED: … Version. With your subscription, you can access all the healing content of the Christian Science magazines as well as additional online resources and features. Subscribe today and receive online access to The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald including digital editions of the print periodicals, Web original articles, blogs, and podcasts, over 30,000 minutes of Sentinel Radio and audio chats, searchable archive going back to 1883! The benefit was that it anesthetized him fairly quickly, and he was gone. Now, speak this confession of faith out loud with me: “I am living in the overflow. Amen. Their gratitude made it all worthwhile. 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