Thank you


How many times do we cry out to God when we need His help? We mete out promises unending to Him telling Him how good we will be once He has answered our request. We then tell Him how much we will increase our love for Him once He has taken care of our plea to Him.How often after He has done what we asked of Him do we forget that He deserves our thanksgiving? Like little children we are incapable to be thankful for the things that we get. We get one thing that we wanted so much, then after a while, we get bored and like the spoiled brats that we are, we want something else.

In the story of the ten lepers,only one came back to give thanks to the master who healed them.{ Luke 17:12-19
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
[13] And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
[14] And when he saw them , he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
[15] And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
[16] And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
[17] And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
[18] There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
[19] And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.}

We ask so many times for God to do a miracle for us yet we forget to go back to him and thank Him for the fact that He always listens to our prayers.

The Bible warns in the book of Romans 1:21
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

So when do we start giving thanks? Is it when we have gotten what we wanted from God(physical manifestation)? Or should we begin thanking at the moment when we have prayed(after the spiritual answer)?

Why should we be thankful? Is it because it is the right thing to do? Is it because it is polite to thank someone who has done something good for us? Personally,I believe that it is not just that it’s the right thing to do but because when we thank God,the miracle we had asked from God is reinforced.

What is the effect of giving thanks? I believe that it opens the way for the spiritual answer to be physically manifested. I also think that thanksgiving is crucial in making us truly realize and recognize who deserves the glory for the breakthroughs that we experience.

What should we give thanks for?
1. Can you see? Give thanks for the GIFT of sight.
2. Give thanks to God that you have health today. If you are sick,thank God for giving you an opportunity to trust His healing power.
3. Do you have a job? Thank God that He has provided for you an avenue to get your daily bread. If you don’t YET have a job,thank Him because you haven’t died just because you have no job. Thank Him because He is opening your mind up to avenues of sustenance for you.
4. Thank Him for life,family,friends. They are in our lives for a reason.
5. Have you thanked God that you have a roof over your head,or that you have clothes to cover you,food to eat to satisfy you.

Surely I have not exhausted things to be thankful for. Just utter the words,”Thank you”

Let us be thankful for all things and at all times.

Thankful at Heart
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