Liberty Breakfast: by Luke Barson (Rev)-“A Heart of Gratitude” (The dangers of ingratitude) PT. 2

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ROMANS 1:18-21

It is so sad, that many Christians can easily focus on their needs and expectations at the expense of God. The daily pursuit of our visions, dreams, ambitions, aspirations and anticipations can blind our eyes to the promises that have already been fulfilled. Such “greedy and selfish” attitude slowly leads us away from God, especially if we do not remember to show gratitude and express gratefulness for all God has done for us. Godly blessings are not only material, they are also spiritual. As believers, we should be able to show gratitude for both material and spiritual things.

“Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all His (God’s) benefits”.( Psalm 103:2).

Many believers are unaware that, ingratitude and ungratefulness attract the displeasure of God.

“If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honour ( show gratitude, be grateful, show appreciation, show thankfulness; emphasis mine) says the Lord almighty, “I will curse your blessings….” (Malachi 2:2)

As believers, we have found a new identity in Christ though, but that doesn’t mean we can take God for granted.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the PRAISES of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light”.( 1Peter 2:9)

If we do not acknowledge God who brought us to where we are today, then who will take us to where we are going tomorrow? No matter the situation, learn to maintain a grateful heart. People who are ungrateful have negative personality. They are not grateful for what they have, and so are unable to express gratitude for any good thing in others. Many people with ungrateful hearts have low self esteem. They don’t even appreciate who they are; they don’t know they are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, and they have no idea they are created in the image of God. This low self esteem and identity crisis they find themselves in tend to make them unhappy. Many people despise themselves, and wish they were like someone else.

Dear reader, be grateful to God for who you are. You are unique in your own sense. There is a problem God created you to solve, without you, nobody else can solve that problem.

To be cont…

Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.

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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.

He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.

He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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