Sunday: 13th October, 2019
Reference text: Luke 17:11-19
Luke 17:17, 18 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
God created us and it is his duty to take care of us. All he gives, He is supposed to give otherwise why would He create us when He had no intention of being responsible for me? With that in mind, why should we be grateful for what He does for us? That is the attitude we adopt with God and even other people; we play the ‘entitlement card’. It is the one card that is meant to exclude us from the need to show gratitude for anything done for us. In one line,
‘I am entitled to them and for that I need not be thankful’.
Many of us are quick to complain about service delivery when it does not meet our expected standards, for this our voices are loudest. But when we receive great service, we tend to take the option of keeping quiet; we remain unspoken and do not bother to give thanks.
Beloved, gratitude can turn routine jobs into moments of joy and transform ordinary circumstances of life into blessings. When we focus only on disappointments we will become very bitter people. But when we focus on gratitude, we live the present with enthusiasm and can look to the future with confidence.
Giving of thanks is an urgent duty, so let us learn to be thankful for everything because while some are blessings, even more are lessons. Let us live moment by moment in gratitude. We have 86400 seconds in a day, how many do we use to say Thank you?