My Monday Morning Cup | Joy Sprouts Praise

Kindness Elicits Gratitude

When we express gratitude, we distinguish ourselves from those separated from God and still struggling to make life work on their own terms. Our attitude of gratitude demonstrates the love of God living inside us and draws people to us.

Gratitude Fosters Joy

Joy is as vital to our living a life as breathing. Joy glorifies the very God who created us. Joy is healthier for us mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Keeping a joyful heart makes it easier to love our neighbors. Joy yields positive results in our own lives and in the lives of those we are around.

Joy Sprouts Praise

Praise blooms from our heart of joy that is born from an attitude of gratitude which is elicited from kindness. You see, kindness ultimately leads to praise. When believers act kindly or treat others with kindness something good happens. That something good results in praise to God’s name for His glory.

Out of gratitude, we express joy. That abundance of joy brings praise to our lips and to the lips of others. Down deep, as believers, we know that anything good we do flows from the Holy Spirit living inside us. God alone gets the glory, rightfully, for any good we do today.


Lord, we thank You for the blessing of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, as believers. May we heed the Spirit’s leading and listen to the Spirit’s prompting as we dwell among the people You have placed in our lives. May we live worthy of our calling, for the praise of Your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

May the Lord shower You with His grace and mercy. 


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  1. Alan Kearns says:

    Now then Rainer, that is a great way to start a Monday! Thank you brother for brightening my day. God bless you.

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  2. Absolutely. My pleasure. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Amen! Be joyful 😃

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