The Horse and the Cart

I have observed that there are two types of Christians – the ones with the cart before the horse and the others with the horse before the cart. The objective of this post is to enable us see which we are and encourage us to put things in their right position.

Revelation 4:9-11 describes living creatures and elders in Heaven bowing and worshipping God. Why do the angels and elders worship God?

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The Genesis of Gratitude

Gratitude: a feeling of appreciation or thanks; the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.

Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components, which he describes in a Greater Good essay, ‘Why Gratitude Is Good.’
“First,” he writes, “it’s an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things in the world, gifts and benefits we’ve received.” In the second part of gratitude, he explains, “we recognize that the sources of this goodness are outside of ourselves. … We acknowledge that other people—or even higher powers, if you’re of a spiritual mindset—gave us many gifts, big and small, to help us achieve the goodness in our lives.” Emmons and other researchers see gratitude as “a relationship-strengthening emotion, because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people” and it is felt that gratitude encourages us not only to appreciate gifts but to repay them (or pay them forward). Read more →