Designed to correspond with the life-changing message of gratitude in One Thousand Gifts, this beautifully designed Thankfulness Journal makes it easier than ever before to experience the joy of eucharisteo in your daily life!
1. consciousness of benefits that outweigh harms and hurts.
2. sense of favors received.
4. Biblical: expressions of praise to God for divine mercies in forms of words and worship.
5. Personal: an attitude that helps overcome dark moods, dingy thoughts, and negative words.
There is a beauty in thankfulness...in EUCHARISTEO.
The practice of being thankful relaxes and softens the face. It makes one courteous and generous of spirit. It imroves memory and deepens graciousness as you recall the blessings of your daily life. Eucharisteo softens, lightens, and enhances your countenance and your world.
Giving God thanks sounds strange to those who depend soley on luck. If the mind is trapped on self and full of unbelief, it is impossible to consider the benevolence of a divine being. Yet, the earth is full of good things to enjoy. It is proper to be grateful for gifts, and it makes sense to seek out who it is that needs to be thanked. That is Eucharisteo.
Majoring in Eucharisteo is an antidote for futile thoughts and foolish hearts. Gratitude displaces whines and complaints. Thankfulness is a virtue that overrides and eliminates dark moods, and it also overcomes worry, anger, and self-pity. Eucharisteo purifies a critical, judgmental spirit. To be thankful is a choice.
Give thanks with a grateful heart, and DO things DAILY that create an attitude of Eucharisteo. Write down words that remind you to be grateful. Record that moment when you know you met God. Offer thanks to God for his goodness, even when nothing positive seems to be happening, as a declaration of trust. A thankful lifestyle is a sign of maturing discipleship...Eucharisteo.
Thank God for providing food and shelter, for providing a measure of peace, for deliverance from dangers, or for healing. Thank God in the midst of jarring phone calls, taking out the trash, shoveling snow, or talking to customers. Make it a rhythm in your day, an exercise of your mind. Thankfulness develops with creative thinking. An old Asian saying goes, "When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree."
Eucharisteo is a form of worship that recognizes God's divine mercies. Thankfulness works as a lifestyle to overcome constant negative thoughts. Make a conscious choice to transfer your focus to who God is and the gifts he provides. Gratitude transforms your perspective and crowds out depressive moods.
Eucharisteo can most easily be expressed by writing down words that capture the moment. These will then serve as a permanent reminder to you of the many ways that God has blessed you.