Out of ten lepers who received healing as they obeyed Jesus’ instructions to show themselves to the priest, only one, a foreigner, returned to give glory to God. Are we like this one, or like the nine? To be thankful increases or faith in God and His promises while enabling us to be content in all things.
Satan tries to get us to focus on our unanswered prayers instead of being grateful for the answered ones. He knows that our gratitude stirs up praise and shifts our negative attitudes. We cannot thank God and complain to Him at the same time. Giving thanks, not just to God, but to others, helps us appreciate God’s blessings and keep anger and strife away from our lives.
There is not enough room to list all that God has done for us! Even after years of being saved, our thankfulness should be just as heartfelt as it was at the beginning of our walk with Him. We are to have an attitude of gratitude. It’s not the lack that we look at, but on the God who is more than enough. Our prayers turn into praises, from glory to glory!
Luke 17:17-19 “So Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?’ And He said to him, ‘Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.’”