Attitude of Gratitude

July 17, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16

Step 11 is our focus for the next couple of weeks at Celebrate Recovery: “We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.”  There is a whole lot of gratitude going on by the time we hit Step 11.

Having an attitude of gratitude isn’t just a state of mind; it’s a matter of heart, an outpouring of true joy. When I think about how God has entered my life and how much change has occurred over the years I am not only grateful, I am humbled as well. We are all sinners in need of God’s grace and no matter how far I have strayed God never stops loving me, loving you. I need to keep this truth in the forefront of my mind, especially when life gets in the way and difficulties arise. There is an old recovery phrase I have heard many times, “God is not done with me yet”. We mess-up and God keeps showing up every second of every day. If that doesn’t change your attitude what will?

Be grateful for what God has provided you. A personal savior who not only loves you and forgives you, but wants to be in a forever relationship with you. Spend time in prayer and reading your bible, let the word of Christ dwell in you and enrich you. An attitude of gratitude is love in motion.

Love God, love people, Jesus first!

Dana Cramer // Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads


Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church Calendar
July 17-23, 2017

Friday, July 21: Teaching Night

  • 6 pm: Our Hospitality Team is preparing a wonderful dinner for you. Please join us for food and fellowship.
  • 7 pm: Please join us as we celebrate God through worship and teaching. This week’s lesson is on Step 11, “Relapse.”
  • 8pm: Open Share Groups.

Questions? For more information, contact [email protected], or call the church office at 970-203-9201.