Grace leads to gratitude, and gratitude leads to generosity. This is why thankfulness and generosity are at the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Throughout Scripture God asks his people to remember with gratitude what He has done for them in the past. This is because God’s display of grace in the past assures us of his future grace and it helps us face what lies ahead with faith.
While Scripture commands us to have thanksgiving in our hearts we must remember that the gratefulness that God wants for us is less of a momentary action and more of a permanent attitude.
The influence of Christ followers is not only for the common good but also for the world to see an accurate picture of who God is. So how can you expand the reach of your influence?