7 Confessions of Thankfulness

7 Confessions of Thankfulness

 kneeling in confession is an Act of Thanksgiving

kneeling in confession is an Act of Thanksgiving

Gratitude and thankfulness work their magic and keep us humble. The very act of recognizing that you are thankful for someone, some act, some moment, realigns our hearts and minds on this journey of life. It reminds us that the daily work of "striving for” has yielded some fruit. Being thankful confesses that it is good that some things did not go through as originally planned. And while some have issues establishing an attitude of gratitude every person can confess thankfulness. 

All thing I thought I knew; but now confess,
the more I know I know, I know the less.
— John Owen

Confession is rarely easy. It recognizes that an ideal exists and that we are somehow living up short of that ideal. Often times we ignore ideals and feel that we are living a “good enough” life. Through confession we attempt to reconcile what is in our hearts with what we recognize is the right way. 

My 7 Confessions of Thankfulness

You see then that thankfulness and confession are both in the realignment business. Since I am a proponent of both I will share with you my confessions of thankfulness: 

  1. I confess that I am thankful that people want to be around me despite my gruff and rigid attitude. 
  2. I confess that I am grateful for a job even when I feel I deserve better
  3. I confess that I am thankful for our government officials - even those I heartily disagree with. 
  4. I confess that I am grateful for people who tell me the truth especially when it hurts my feelings. 
  5. I confess that I am grateful for household chores because the responsibility reminds me of the blessing
  6. I confess that I am thankful for the strong conviction of sin. It reminds me to constantly pursue Christ. 
  7. I confess that I am thankful for thankfulness and grateful for gratitude. Without such things arrogance creeps in and destroys. 

 

Be sure to check out more of the Empty Church crew's confession in a special episode of Another Empty Conversation

 

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