Liberty Family, here are notes I have so far for our new Sunday Morning Journey of a Lifetime family worship time. I hope this will encourage you to come and join in.
Gratefulness vs Murmuring
James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Today marks a really new beginning for our church. We are beginning what I believe to be the biblical way for families to worship together. It is also biblical for the older men to teach the younger men and boys and the older women to teach the younger women and girls. I am excited you are here to begin this journey with us. Today we will begin looking at the 49 positive Character traits and contrast them with the forty nine negative ones. That is 49 weeks, 5 years, of family Bible study that will transform our lives and our homes. To those of you who are single, welcome. You have been adopted into a family as they worship together. So get ready for the journey of a lifetime.
a : appreciative of benefits received
b : expressing gratitude <grateful thanks>
a half-suppressed or muttered complaint
Gratefulness is a foundational character quality for believers. It is also foundational in all our earthly relationships. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Let’s look at this verse more closely
1. We are to give thanks in every area of our lives – in the good times and the bad
2. NOTE: It is not being thankful for bad things, but being thankful during bad times
3. This is God’s will – Let’s say you break your leg. Some will think this means go around saying I am so thankful for breaking my leg. I know this was God’s will. (IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN GOD’S WILL AT ALL) What is verse is saying is even when my leg is broken, I have plenty to be thankful for.
1. His saving grace
2. His provision
3. His unconditional love
4. His constant presence
5. My loving family
6. My church family
7. My ability to breathe
You see, even on bad days, God is still being good.