By Aug 18, 2022


1 Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 103, Colossians 3:15

Gratitude; is the quality of being thankful. A state of readiness to show appreciation for a good deed and return kindness.

Gratitude is an expression that emanates from the heart. The state of the willingness of the heart to open up to acknowledgment of a good deed, love shown, impressive effort from the other party, and every other thing to be thankful for determines our well and how sincere our gratitude will be.

Gratitude is not only an expression of words. It is expressed in giving back. Giving back can be done without words. Giving back are actions that equally reciprocate what we are being grateful for.

For the gifts and blessings, for what we have and what we do not have, gratitude is a show of thanksgiving for all.

There can be no genuine gratitude shown without contentment.

Contentment is the wing on which gratitude rides.

A satisfied man is a happy man; a happy man is a grateful man. After all, contentment and gratefulness have always been part of the Lord’s teachings.

Gratitude is regardless of where we’re at in life. The crucial thing is staying grounded and praising God irrespective of the current situation.

The will of God for us, as stated in 1 Thessalonians 5: 18, is to be grateful and show it in everything.

There are no exemptions to the times when thanksgiving should be offered. There are no selected times that gratitude becomes worthwhile.

Gratitude is what opens up layers of God’s faithfulness and kindness to us. Gratitude is acceptance as well as a show of desire to want more. Gratitude qualifies us for deeper engagement with what God has in store.

Gratitude is firstly expressed inwardly before being conveyed on the outside.

Gratitude is a state of mind. It is like a seed sown that grows to bear fruits in us. A grateful mind can never toe up with a toxic life.

Gratitude erases resentment from the heart. It can never exist alongside bitterness, anger, animosity, and disgust.

A grateful heart produces a life that embraces the person of Christ more. Gratitude removes hostility from our lives; thereby, we receive deeper access into the storehouse of His goodness.

In Luke 17: 11 – 19, out of the ten lepers Jesus cleansed, only one returned to thank Him. This is standing at an average of 10 out of 100.

This man, who had been entirely free of his illness, was full of faith. He was receptive to thanksgiving. He returned to Jesus out of gratitude, knelt at his feet, and thanked Him for showing mercy.

Due to this step of gratefulness, Jesus unlocked a further level of healing in him. Far more profound and more than the other nine men who had refused to come back.

Jesus said to him, “Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole - Luke 17:19,” it feels like a different level of impartation has occurred. This was purely produced by man’s love and endearment to the goodness of God.

This story further strengthens our position on how being grateful is a display of faith, believe in the wholesome work of God.

It is pellucid enough to note that many believers, out of delay to their miracles, out of frustration on their current predicament, have closed up a window, a door of fresh intervention from the Highest, because they have withheld their gratitude over the little things.

We veto against deep and sincere thanksgiving because we have all proofs to show how untimely thanking God would be at a particular time. Our hearts and our minds get overwhelmed by the seemingly unending turmoils raging on in and around us.

In large parts of the book of Psalms, David stuck to praising God, regardless of what he faced or struggled with. Despite trials and doubts, as children of God, who are of the household of faith, we have been enjoined to maintain a heart full of praise.

Thanksgiving draws us closer to God and all the fullness of God.

Be grateful.

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