And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned and with a loud voice glorified God and fell down on his face at his feet, giving Him thanks.
Luke 17 vs 15-16
Imagine doing somebody a favour or giving them a gift and they don’t bother to say thanks or show any sign of gratitude. How would you feel?
Now, think about everything God has done for you, giving you food to eat, protection, and most of all keeping you alive. How many times have you bothered to say thanks to God? No matter how small or insignificant the deeds of God may seem to you, He still requires you to say thank you.
Acknowledging the deeds of God motivates Him to do more for you. Your gratitude for yesterday’s favour qualifies you for today’s. It’s plain and simple! If we continue that bible passage in Luke 17 vs 16-19, we will see that only the leper that went back to give thanks had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. He also received a second batch of blessing from God “…your faith has made you whole”meaning that the other lepers were not made whole completely. This reveals that another set of blessing comes with your gratitude. Sometimes, when people receive miracles or healing from God, they refuse to give him the credit that he deserves and then they find out that the healing doesn’t last.
Even sometimes, when it seems that there is nothing to thank God for, when everything seems to be going wrong, stand strong in God and look beyond what isn’t working and thank him for what is working. Therefore, develop a gratitude attitude today and start motivating God to do more for you!
Dear God, I am very sorry for all the times I have refused to give you thanks. I hereby ask for the grace to always give you thanks for everything you do in my life.In Jesus’ name. Amen [/blockquote2]