It’s Time to Always Give Thanks For What You Have
If you are to desire something in your life, a thankful heart is expected. Isn’t that all things come from the Lord? So whatever it is that you are expecting to have is definitely something you should be thankful of upon acceptance.
Jesus is very specific with thanksgiving. He is delighted with a heart of gratitude. A thanksgiving life is a life that pleases God. Thanksgiving should always be first. Before you eat, and before you go to sleep, you usually thank the Lord. You thank Him for providing food, and for giving you another beautiful day. Your gratitude is the utmost praise you give to the Lord.
When you receive a prophecy, it is best to give Him thanks. Praise Him for His goodness. Praise Him for the plans He has for you. A way to express gratitude towards God is by walking upright before Him. Scripture tells us that we need to be holy because the Lord is holy. In this way, you are not only pleasing God, but you are a step closer to having God’s prophecy fulfilled in your life.
God will fulfill His prophecy no matter what. God doesn’t have the habit of saying things He doesn’t mean. Living a righteous life is a choice you can make. By living an upright life, you are letting the Holy Spirit take over your life.
Living a sanctified life satisfies God, and you are fulfilling His requirement of holiness. A good example of showing gratitude is the story of the ten lepers. They were begging for mercy and then they realized that they were healed. Then, only one came all the way back to Jesus, praising him for his compassion. The lepers called out loudly for mercy but only one leper offered loud thanksgiving and praise.
“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 – and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” (Luke 17:15-17)
Gratitude is also an important component of salvation. Were all ten lepers healed? Were they saved from their disease? The answer to these two questions is “Yes”. However, not all of them gave thanks to the Lord. They all hoped for a healing and they received it. They were healed physically, but not spiritually. They were saved from their disease, but only one received salvation.