Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Choosing Gratitude Day 24

Day 24

Ruth 2:1–13

Ruth was a woman with a humble heart

—a trait that’s a companion virtue of 

gratitude. She didn’t claim her rights. 

She didn’t insist that Boaz provide her 

living by letting her glean in his 

fields. And because she relinquished 

her demands for certain expectations, 

she was able to be genuinely thankful 

when she actually did receive the 

blessing of his generosity.

Too many of us live with a chip on our 

shoulder, as if the world owes us 

something. “You ought to do this for 

me. You ought to serve me. You ought 

to meet my needs.” But the humble 

heart—the grateful heart—says, “I 

don’t deserve this, and it’s an amazing 

act of grace that you should minister to 

my needs.”

Ruth just went out to serve with a 

humble, thankful heart. And as a 

result, God made sure her needs were 

met. He’ll do the same for you.

Who do you know who consistently 

exhibits a grateful spirit? What is it 

about them that makes them so 

remarkable? What can you learn from 

their example?

A particular story came to mind as I was reading this. I wont get into details but this woman was upset at something that happened, she clearly had a "chip on her shoulder" and felt she was owed certain things. I'm not condemning her, I have always just felt she seemed so angry and bitter over the situation.

I don't want to be like that! I want to be GRATEFUL and SHINE the JOY of GOD. 

Two women came to mind that seem to exhibit a grateful spirit in particular. They seem "gentle" and joyful (though I know they have their own struggles) all the time.

Do you know anyone like this? If so what have you learned by their example?

For His Glory,

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