Sit. Walk. Stand.

Week 12

“At the root of all ingratitude is the love of one’s own greatness.”

-Erwin McManus

The spiritual discipline of gratitude shows evidence of our own humility. Where we struggle for humility – gratitude helps us to break the attitude of entitlement and self-absorption. When we ascribe greatness to another – whether that’s for a small kindness or a great forgiveness – we remove the focus off of ourselves. When we are no longer the “center of our universe”, we lessen the grip of the entitlement mentality that so easily permeates our culture. Gratitude can start with a simple “thank you” note this week. Who can you send a hand-written note of thanksgiving to this week.

Another great way to express gratitude is to give generously. Giving of our resources to others – whether to the local church or to someone in need – helps us break the sense of entitlement for our stuff. This week we took up funds that will be sent to hurricane victims in Houston. If you’d like to participate in this offering, you can do so over on our Giving page – just select “Hurricane Relief” from the drop-down.

If you would like to begin a conversation about following King Jesus or more information on how He might be calling you to go, we would love to hear from you. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them here.

Over this series, we’ve been working through a few books to help guide our training. If you would like to check them out, you can purchase them below.

“Sit. Walk. Stand.” by Watchman Nee

“The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg

“Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster

What’s So Amazing About Grace” by Philip Yancey

Sit. Walk. Stand

Week 12

“At the root of all ingratitude is the love of one’s own greatness.”

-Erwin McManus

The spiritual discipline of gratitude shows evidence of our own humility. Where we struggle for humility – gratitude helps us to break the attitude of entitlement and self-absorption. When we ascribe greatness to another – whether that’s for a small kindness or a great forgiveness – we remove the focus off of ourselves. When we are no longer the “center of our universe”, we lessen the grip of the entitlement mentality that so easily permeates our culture. Gratitude can start with a simple “thank you” note this week. Who can you send a hand-written note of thanksgiving to this week.

Another great way to express gratitude is to give generously. Giving of our resources to others – whether to the local church or to someone in need – helps us break the sense of entitlement for our stuff. This week we took up funds that will be sent to hurricane victims in Houston. If you’d like to participate in this offering, you can do so over on our Giving page – just select “Hurricane Relief” from the drop-down.

If you would like to begin a conversation about following King Jesus or more information on how He might be calling you to go, we would love to hear from you. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them here.

Over this series, we’ve been working through a few books to help guide our training. If you would like to check them out, you can purchase them below.

“Sit. Walk. Stand.” by Watchman Nee

“The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg

“Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster

What’s So Amazing About Grace” by Philip Yancey


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