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Generosity 2017: The Path to Gratitude - Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Rev. Emily Wright

*This is the complete 9:45 a.m. worship service from Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Welcome!

Today, I am choosing to be grateful. Most mornings, I choose to be whatever I feel - excited, overwhelmed, happy, frustrated. You get it, right? My attitude can literally change the course of my day (and probably all of those around me).

So, today I am choosing an attitude of gratitude. I am grateful for this amazing fall weather, for a car that got me here, for a comfy bed to sleep in last night, for a healthcare plan provided by RPC that helps me stay healthy, for laughter last night with my family, for community this morning with my faith family. I am grateful for a God that never tires of me.

As difficult as it can seem some mornings, may each of us take it a day at a time, and for today choose an attitude of gratitude.

Rev. Emily Wright
Senior Associate Pastor

Now as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you - so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking... Each of you must give as you have made up in your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver - 2 Corinthian 8:7 and 9:7

Attitude is the second step on the path to gratitude. When we approach gratitude eager to be faithful and cheerful, it comes easier and more naturally. God desires for our lives to be filled with cheer and joy. Each of us must consciously try to embrace an attitude of eager cheerfulness.

Generosity, The Path to Gratitude Rev. Emily Wright

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