21 DAYS of Gratitude
IN THE NEXT 21 DAYS, WE WANT TO APPROACHJESUS CHRIST WITH AN INTENTIONAL FOCUS ONGRATITUDE AND THANKFULNESS.
When we recognize the nature of our sin and brokenness and understand that, apart fromJesus, there is only death…our natural response is to be grateful for the life He gives.
Gratitude and Thankfulness are a major focus throughoutScripture.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in ChristJesus for you.”
Gratitude and Thankfulness unto the Lord should naturally flowfrom our hearts and mouths as we meditate on who He is and whatHe’s done for us. We should be thankful because Jesus is worthy ofour thanksgiving!
How To Use The Guides
Regardless of what you choose to follow along with, here is some helpful information to make the most our of this journey.
Select a specific time and space: The best time to get alone with God is any time you can do it without interruption. Find the time that works best for you!
Luke 5:16, “Yet he often withdrew to deserted places and prayed.”
Reach forward to God’s goal: Ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen and grow you these next 21 days. It will take an intentional effort to follow along for the next 21 days, but it will be worth it!
Philippians 3:12, “Not that I have already reached the goal or am already perfect, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.”
ASK the Holy Spirit to guide you: Peter says in 2 Peter 1 that, “…no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” After reading the devotional, meditate on the Scriptures and use them as promptings for your times of prayer.
Psalm 119:18, “Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wondrous things from your instruction.”
Ask God to help you be diligent in prayer and devotion for these 21 days, and to work in and through your life in order to meet the needs of his people.