Grateful (adjective) feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful
Psalm 100:1-5 (NIV) A psalm For giving praise.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Do you intentionally give God thanks for all He has done in your life? Why is it that we go about our lives as if we’re the ones who created everything we possess? We are not our own source. God owns the world and everything in it. Yes, that means you too! Who is our source? God! We can do nothing without God. He’s the one who breathes the breath of life into our nostrils daily. I’m grateful for everything God has done for me. I express gratitude for the good and bad. I wouldn’t be where I am today if God didn’t get me here. God has taught me many valuable lessons that I’d be clueless of if He had not allowed me to walk into those situations. God loves us more than we care to acknowledge and He wants what’s best for us. He cannot guide us along His chosen paths for our lives if we don’t allow Him. God is gentle and will never force us to do anything. It’s all about making a choice. Do you choose to give Him thanks? How grateful are you toward God?
Luke 17:12-19 (NIV) As he [Jesus] was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Only one man was so grateful to God for his immediate healing, that he returned to give him praise and thanked Jesus. What awesome gratitude this man had. This biblical example is a model of how we ought to express our gratefulness toward God. Do you agree? Take time to acknowledge what God has done, is doing, and will do in your life. Give him praise and thanks for being such a loving awesome God who still loves us even we make mistakes. Be Grateful!!