“Why does the Bible keep nagging us to give thanks? It’s because we quickly forget all that God has done for us; we take him for granted. According to Romans 1:21, when we fail to honor God and give him thanks, our hearts become darkened. Indeed, if left unchecked, ingratitude leads to negativity, bitterness, cynicism, and despair.”
Rory Noland, Worship on Earth as It Is in Heaven: Exploring Worship as a Spiritual Discipline

Rory’s wisdom has impacted me over the years – he’s a soft-spoken man with a lot to say. The Heart Of The Artist is still a book that I would suggest every worship leader read early on in their careers – it’ll help save a lot of heartache. Here once again, he gets to the core of the issue. As church leaders, we will fight a constant battle between servanthood and ambition – it is thankfulness that will help us to consistently remember that God is ultimately behind any blessing that we have in our lives. Thanks for the reminders, Rory!

Thankfulness is our guidepost

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