All posts tagged in Gratitude

  • January 22, 2024By JB Shreve

    Throughout this devotional series, we have looked at the power of gratitude toward God to activate change, stability, endurance, and strength in our lives. Gratitude operates as a transformational agent. Imagine a glass full of water and bleach. We stir it and stir, but no matter how much activity we apply to the mixture, nothing

  • January 15, 2024By JB Shreve

    Several times in the gospels, Jesus referenced the sign of Jonah. But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of

  • January 8, 2024By JB Shreve

    Thankful people are people who spend time in the Word of God. If you want to live a life of peace and contentment, live a life in the light of the Word of God. This is essential Christian discipline, yet many still need to follow through on this. Gratitude and the Word of God work

  • January 1, 2024By JB Shreve

    So far, in this devotional series, we have explored the power and priority that a posture of gratitude can hold in our spiritual lives. Gratitude fosters an indomitable lifestyle. Thankfulness opens a doorway to God for faith and understanding to flow. It is a transforming agent that empowers us for maturity. But there is one

  • December 18, 2023By JB Shreve

    Scripture calls us to live as spiritual beings, not mere fleshly men and women ruled by our carnal environment. We can incorporate many disciplines into our lives to encourage and strengthen this posture to set our minds on things above rather than the things of this world, and they are all to our benefit. Think

  • December 11, 2023By JB Shreve

    In our last post in this series, we looked at the prophet Daniel’s routine to give thanks to God three times a day, every day. His circumstances did not shift this standard for the prophet. No matter how good or bad things became, Daniel thanked God every day, three times a day. There is something

  • December 4, 2023By JB Shreve

    Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. Daniel 6:10 (NKJV) We know the story

  • November 27, 2023By JB Shreve

    We live in the middle of a mental health crisis. That is not a statement of hyperbole. The US Surgeon General said in the summer of 2023, “Mental health is the defining public health crisis of our time, and for many Americans, loneliness is at the heart of that crisis.”Our society is experiencing unprecedented levels

  • November 20, 2023By JB Shreve

    Throughout scripture, words like praise and thanksgiving are interchangeable. In fact, in the Old Testament, many translations of the Bible often replace words like thankfulness and thanksgiving with the word praise. The Hebrew word yada means to revere or worship; intensively, to bemoan, confess, praise, to give thanks, thankful and thanksgiving. So, depending upon which

  • November 16, 2023By JB Shreve

    The power of authentic gratitude before God unleashes our potential for a life of peace, joy, and contentment – no matter how crazy the world around us becomes! Each week we will release a new devotional that looks at a different aspect of the power of Gratitude in the life of a believer. What Is