Shielded by Grace

3.1 Gratitude

October 08, 2021 Season 3 Episode 1
Shielded by Grace
3.1 Gratitude
Show Notes

In this episode we talk about why gratitude is such an important topic for this moment in history.
Biblical ideas of gratitude and why its more than the mumbled grace at the dinner table or the forced thank you cards we make the kids write.
We think about what stops us from being grateful including affliction, doubt and busyness. Finally we talk about how we can show gratitude/make the choice to be grateful despite our circumstances.

We go to a few places in the Bible in this episode, here are the verses from Habakuk;
Hab 3 17-19. 'Though the fig tree does not bd and there are no grapes on the vines….yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.  The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.'

We talk about a few books we have enjoyed reading on this topic:
Peter Maiden 'Radical Gratitude'
Mary Moehler 'Growing in Gratitude'
Paul Mallard 'The Grace of Gratitude'