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    Coffee house: What can we do to change our motivation for obedience from obligation to gratitude?

    Post  WhiteBoy on January 17th 2011, 3:29 pm

    Anyone? Bueller? Smile


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    Re: Coffee house: What can we do to change our motivation for obedience from obligation to gratitude?

    Post  Paeter on January 17th 2011, 7:04 pm

    WhiteBoy wrote:Anyone? Bueller? Smile

    Now and then I write Coffee House questions for which I don't have an immediate answer for myself. This was one of them.

    We're talking about a change of perspective, I think. If I'm going to respond out of gratitude, I have to spend more time thinking about what I'm blessed with that I take for granted. How do I do that? Sure, I can say "scripture and prayer" like a good little Christian, but how does that play out in my day to day?

    A few months ago, and for the first (no wait, second) time in my life, I've started a scripture memory regiment, but one that is strategically geared toward where I need to grow and what I need to celebrate. I want to be "haunted" by the words of the Holy Spirit. If I can hear his words as often as my own, I think that may be what will bring about the change in perspective I want in this area.


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