Monday, June 17, 2013

Choosing Gratitude | Book Review

Choosing Gratitude:Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh Demoss is a book that addresses a problem that most of us face…being grateful.

Our current society is filled with problems and they make life really hard but, as Christians, we put our faith in God.  The only problem is that, when we don’t get the answer we want from God, we get discouraged in our faith and life.  What do you do then?  Demoss tells us that we must be grateful and worship even in the hardest of times.  Being grateful for the rough patches in life is just as important as being grateful for the gifts we receive from Him.  Be grateful for EVERYTHING!

Even if we WANT to be filled with joy there are certain characteristic that will keep us from fulfilling our end of the bargin.  Things like entitlement, comparison, and unrealistic expectations (among others) keep us in an ungrateful state of mind which robs us of the unending joy we could have.  She was basically showing us a snapshot of today’s society and how all this leads us away from God’s greater plan.  He wants us to be happy but, we first, must be grateful.

There is so much this book can teach up about living a joyful life that I couldn’t even try to give it justice in just one post.  I think that I am going to work my way through the included devotional (30 days of devotions) and do a series on my blog.

This book is a great way to start your life down the right track towards a joyful and happy life.  One that is worthy of God

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of my review from Moody Press.*

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