18th January, 2018
The Power of gratitude
African Parents just love to be thanked. In fact it is a major part of raising a child. Gratitude gives a sense of being appreciated to the hearer. It sounds nice. Not just as a form of respect but it could make anyone want to continue helping. Giving thanks to God shows humility. In all situations whether it’s good or bad, let’s give thanks. Daniel gave thanks when the king gave an order against him; Jesus gave thanks when he had just five loaves of bread and two fish. Nehemiah appointed two large choirs to give thanks to the Lord. David even danced in gratitude. These men understood the power of gratitude and truth be told giving thanks brings positive vibes. In Luke 17, there is a story of how Jesus healed ten lepers and only one returned to show gratitude, well, what did he receive differently? in verse 19, we see that he received wholeness and restoration as Jesus said” your faith has made you well”, what a beautiful link between faith and gratitude. Sometimes, we act like the other nine lepers unknowingly and forget to thank him. 1Thessalonians 5:18 says “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus”…Do not wait for something that seems huge in your eyes before you give him thanks. Thank him for the little and big things. Also for the things he has done, is doing and is yet to do. Thank the people around you; they are God’s gift to you and the world at large. Give thanks to the most powerful Lord of all. His faithful love continues forever. Thank you!
#pray Lord I thank you for all you have done in my life, Lord help me to always realize and appreciate your goodness
Author – Elisabbath