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What Gratitude Can Do For You

Thoughts on Colossians 2:1-6

Gratitude is something that we all can agree on.  We all would agree that we should be grateful.  This goes for not only what the Lord has blessed us with, but also for what people do in our lives as well.  However, few of us probably think of the benefits of gratitude.  We might be surprised that gratitude offers us much more than mere reflection back to who or what we are grateful for .

Gratitude helps you fight for unity.  It helps knit the Body together.  We will find ourselves closer within our communities when we express your gratitude.

Gratitude causes you to love.  It is difficult not to love when gratitude is part of the equation.

Gratitude results in a better understanding of God Himself.  We will come to the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, Christ Himself.  We simply limit our understanding of God if we are not grateful people.

Gratitude helps prevent us from being deluded.  It is harder for us to grow disillusioned with our faith when we have grateful hearts.

Gratitude leads to an encouragement of faith.  We are built up and established in a faith that includes gratitude.

All of this comes from lives that are overflowing with gratitude.

Are you living a life of gratitude?


  1. October 21, 2013 at 5:40 am

    My desire is to live a life of gratitude. complaining and complainers are such a drag.

  2. October 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    So very thankful for the tender patience of the Lord as He waits for me to get my heart right when in an ungrateful state. Great post brother.

    • October 22, 2013 at 5:53 am

      Thanks Betty. He is patient with us, isn’t He?

  3. October 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’m a big believer in gratitude. I think that there is also good evidence that generally having a thankful attitude can lead to better physical health in the long run.

    Thanks for a great post Larry!

    • October 22, 2013 at 5:52 am

      Thanks Caleb. I can see gratitude having that effect on people.

  4. October 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    My desire is to live grateful too. I want to take notice everyday of the small moments that are really the big moments. It’s so easy to get distracted and forget about the blessings.

    • October 22, 2013 at 5:51 am

      That is a great place to start, Eileen, being grateful for all of the “little things” around us.

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