Sunday 12 December:
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 say: Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; and in everything give thanks.
Philippians 4:6-7 says: Be anxious for nothing, but in every situation by prayer and petition with thanksgiving make your requests known to God.
Our speaker reminded us that gratitude is a decision we must all make for ourselves. Having gratitude creates a happy disposition on you and me. To be positive is to be happy. We should look beyond the mess and be grateful.
Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14, says: that the whole duty of man is to glorify God. Let us stop focusing on our situation and give glory to God. Let us recognize who God is and know that we have a lot to give God praise.
The hymn says: Count your blessings, name them one by one and you will be surprised what the Lord has done. Everyday you wake us, make a list of your blessings.