“AND LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST RULE IN YOUR HEARTS, TO WHICH INDEED YOU WERE CALLED IN ONE BODY; BE THANKFUL”
We live in a world where showing gratitude and appreciation to God and others is gradually being eroded. Many people, especially believers are becoming more and more self centred, refusing to acknowledge the strength and help of others.
Gratitude is the appreciation you show by recognising that something done or given to you is valuable which has nothing to do with its monetary value worth; and that gift is freely given.
To the believer, it is the act of expressing specific gratitude to God for the blessings God has given us; whether those things are physical, spiritual or material. As we grow in our walk with God, we must develop an attitude of gratitude in our lives. Anyone that has a genuine relationship with Christ should be transformed into a joyful, positive and grateful soul. One of the positive signs of a true Christian is living a life with your heart full of gratitude. God loves to live in a humble grateful heart full of gratitude.
Luke 17:14-16 tells us how Jesus healed some ten lepers. “And as the lepers 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”. “Were not all ten cleansed? He said, “Where are the other nine? (Verses 17-18)
Apparently, after the healing, the other nine went away, only one person came back to show gratitude. The scripture says, “he threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him”. Jesus’ emotional response to the ingratitude of the nine lepers gives us a glimpse into the heart of God. It is also a sad reflection of how people can be disappointed when we fail to appreciate and be grateful to them for the various roles they play in our lives. Be it at home, office, church, school or even in traffic. One of the elements that demoralises effort, and disintegrates any loving society is when its people fail to show gratitude, appreciation or express gratefulness.
A simple “Thank You”, can motivate a working force to beat their target in the office or propel them to greater heights. Gratitude is an attitude, show it…
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.