Daily Devotional

Helpers Or Reducers

Be Grateful

2nd April 2020

Scripture Reading: John 19: 28-30

Focus

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,” (Luke 17: 15)

When one of the ten lepers saw that he had been healed, he turned back, and glorified God with a loud voice. He had just become a recipient of the mighty works of God, and he turned back from meeting the priest and he glorified God. For that leper, gratitude mattered more than any other thing that was pending; for that leper, thanksgiving to God was not going to be postponed after the mighty deliverance he had just received from God.

Friend, be grateful for whatsoever God has made happen in your life. Make thanksgiving your priority as you receive from God. Let every mighty deliverance from God be swiftly followed by an open show of gratitude. Let every favour be followed by a show of gratitude. Let every breakthrough lead to thanksgiving. Let everything that God has given you be a harbinger of thanksgiving. Let thanksgiving be your lifestyle in this season and beyond.

Notice that the leper glorified God with a loud voice. He made his thanksgiving loud; he made his gratitude loud; he tuned up the volume of his voice in order to show gratitude to a God who had just done so much for him. When it is time to show gratitude to God, do it with a loud voice; show gratitude with a loud voice that will overshadow whatever the enemy once afflicted you with. Make your gratitude loud and clear.

If God was not ashamed to show you mercy publicly, then you should not be ashamed to go public with your gratitude. If you were not proud of your challenges, you certainly should be excited about thanking the God who took them away. Be grateful for all things that God has done; be grateful for the things He is yet to do; be grateful that your challenges are receiving divine attention. Be grateful for divine intervention.

Remember, even Jesus expected the gratitude of the nine lepers who did not return. Don’t hold back your gratitude; be grateful; and make your gratitude loud.

Declaration

I will never withhold my gratitude, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.” (Psalm 66: 16)

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