Grant AME Worship Center
30 Days of Gratitude
Complaint is Satan’s praise. The more you complain, the more you worship him. Be careful…
Dr. Bettina Bunton
Complaints are something you hear every day. It can be about the weather, your job, your relationships, or just about anything else you can think of. People are quick to find an excuse or complain when asked to do something. Our children were always grumbling and complaining about chores, but they loved the reward for doing them. The only way to overcome complaining is with a change in our daily attitude in life and to God. We have to learn to replace our complaints with thanksgiving for our blessings. (Philippians 2:14-Do everything without grumbling or arguing.) When we maintain an attitude of thanksgiving, we close the door to grumbling and complaining, which seem to be ever-present temptations in our lives. The truth is we don’t develop a complaining attitude; we are all born with one. But with God’s help, we can develop and nurture a thankful attitude. If we practice regularly praising, worshiping, and thanking God, there will be no room for complaining, fault finding, and murmuring. Complaining opens the door for the devil to cause us trouble, but thankfulness and gratitude opens the door for God to bless us. Close the door of complaining today by being grateful for the things you have.
During the month of November, we as a Church FAMILY are moving from complaining to Gratitude.
WE will thank God for our pastor, his family and for the leadership at Grant AME Worship Center.
WE will thank God for each member that we have at Grant AME Worship Center, and we will praise God for the harvest that is coming.
WE are removing negative words from our mouths and replacing them with words of encouragement and affirmation to ourselves and to others.
WE are removing negative thoughts from our minds and replacing them with positivity.
WE are removing negative things and people from our personal space and replacing them with things and people who bring and speak life to us.
WE will not complain about what we don’t have, instead we will thank God for what we do have.
Each weekday morning (M-F) @7:00am the church will gather for corporate prayer. Each weekday morning (M-F) we will be led by preachers and pastors from across the country with a short meditation and then followed by corporate prayer. (10-15min)
The Call in Number is:
(508) 924-1507 (*once you have joined the call, please mute your phone until the meditation and prayer are over. Then you may unmute to celebrate and be grateful for what has been said and heard.)
During the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge please read a scripture per day. And meditate on it. (*scriptures for your consideration are listed below)
During the month of November on each Monday we will fast from 6am-4pm. Drinking only water and/or juices. The fast is meant to bring us closer to the Lord. *If this is too extreme for you because of dietary concerns, personal health issues and/or time allotment please adjust the fast as needed. Please remember in your adjustments that a spiritual fast requires sacrifice more than comfortability.
During the month of November please come to bible study every Wednesday @7pm and to church every Sunday @10:30am with an attitude of gratitude.
*Daily Scriptures for meditation
"But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear."
1 Chronicles 16:34
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
1 Corinthians 1:4
"I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus."
2 Corinthians 9:11
"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
1 Timothy 4:4-5
"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
"But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’"
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him."
"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High."
"You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound."
1 Corinthians 9:10
"Surely he says this for us, doesn't he? Yes, this was written for us, because when farmers plow and thresh, they should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest."
2 Corinthians 9:10
"Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness."
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
"You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as soldiers rejoice when dividing the plunder."
"They do not say to themselves, 'Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.'"
"The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us."
"From the fruit of their mouths people's stomachs are filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied."
"Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, 'Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.'"
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
23rd (Thanksgiving Day)
"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our 'God is a consuming fire.'"
1 Chronicles 16:23-26
"Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens."
1 Chronicles 29:13
"And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name."
"Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name."
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."
"In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"
"I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving."
"I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself."
"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods."
This Is The Day That The Lord Has Made And WEWill Rejoice And Be GLAD in IT!