Aligning Your Heart with Reality
New Year, new goals? Want to grow in the gift of giving thanks? Join Matt as he shares with Jacqueline what Thanksgiving means to him and how we're called to walk with gratitude. Go deeper in grace this year and join us for a profound discussion on aligning our hearts with reality.
When you hear the word Thanksgiving, what does it mean to you? What do you think about? Do you think about reality?
The act of giving thanks can align our hearts with the reality that we are loved and that everything is grace. Everything is a gift. Life itself is gratuitous.
Matt takes us back to the scriptures. When you read in Romans one, there's a description of the fall, and it says although they knew God, they neither acknowledged Him as God nor gave Him thanks. So the beginning of the fall was a lack of gratitude.
Romans 1;21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
By detaching themselves from the reality of who God is, they lacked in giving thanks. A lack of gratitude, which doesn't see God for who He is nor give Him thanks, resulted in a darkened mind. The darkened mind led to idolatry and all sorts of other problems for humanity.
So if the fall involved ingratitude, our redemption will involve Thanksgiving.
Go deeper still this month as we ask the Lord to Teach Us to Pray!
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Release: January 2023
Music by Christian Harper. Vocals by Halle Martin.
Artwork by Rosemary Strohm at Command-S