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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:10 PM

When is thanking Jesus for every daily thing that happens is over doing it

I believe in Jesus, I am a Catholic, I pray and ask for help when a problem is serious and I can think of no way to solve it. Lots of good things happen to me but I don't praise the Lord every minute. I need help as I am getting so much of this thanking the Lord on my Face book page that I am thinking of just leaving Face book since I cannot Amen all of this. Do people do this to prove how Christian and wonderful the are, or does it just become a habit. If I am wrong please let me know.

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Reply When is thanking Jesus for every daily thing that happens is over doing it (Original post)
katmondoo Sep 2014 OP
rocktivity Sep 2014 #1
Granny M Sep 2014 #2
Thav Sep 2014 #3
Fortinbras Armstrong Oct 2014 #4

Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:27 PM

1. I've always been of the opinion that God gets too much credit

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when life is going well, and too little when it isn't.

When someone wrote to me, "Thank God everything worked out," I wrote back, "Everything worked out because I worked it out -- so thank me, too!"


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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 01:01 PM

2. Gratitude is important to me.

I make it a point to be grateful that I wake up in the morning, and am grateful every day for the many blessings in my life. Making a gratitude list every day is a spiritual tool I learned when I got sober 9 years ago. But I don't babble "Thank you, Jesus" every minute, either.

I never 'Like and Share" if Jesus is your Lord pages on Facebook. It just doesn't feel right to me.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 08:43 AM

3. I do a lot of thanking

But most of that is internal. If something really good happens to me, I'll send out praises on facebook, but I won't tell why.

I think some feel like it is evangelizing when they praise Him often, and they're probably just in a habit after doing it so often. Even as a die-hard Christian myself, I don't think the constant praising does much for evangelizing. I prefer to pray for and with people.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:05 PM

4. Because I got banned too many times, I could not post on this until now.

Augustine of Hippo wrote, "I should pray as if everything depended on God; I should work as if everything depended on me."

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