Was the Primal Sin of Adam and Eve Ingratitude?
We are a people silently seduced by the busy, distracting, diverting, and mundane.
And so we miss the miracle moments set before us by God.
Robert Emmons is right, 'We need a way of seeing that alters our gaze.'
Gratitude is more than a fleeting emotion that comes and goes and passes on.
It is a practice, a discipline, a decision and lifestyle that is Inclusive, Attentive, Contagious, and Theocentric.
I ACT is the acronym that reminds us of these 4 things and it can help us to recover what is often lost in our walk with the Lord.
Last night we dove into how practicing these can cultivate and grow gratitude so we rightly walk and honor God.
You know - your Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and the Giver of every gift.
In the midst of all the rush to and through this holiday season and year end, will you live and demonstrate that e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g you have is a gift?
Brennan Manning was right - the primal sin of Adam and Eve was ingratitude.
Seduced by the offer of what they didn't have and questioning whether The Giver had really given them what they needed, they longed, grasped, and died for the bright shiny object set before them.
Make the time to be still in the midst of the frenzy.
Kill the presumption of your next breath.
Let gratitude become a way of seeing that alters your gaze.
For your eyes will recognize His relentless Hand in all your ways.
And you will become a magnet for miracles.
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