Thank you sweet Gail over at Gail Loves God for nominating me for this 1 Grateful Person tag. I know that I try to be grateful but fail as much as I succeed. BUT I am grateful that the succeeds are starting to outweigh the fails. Praise the LORD. Thank you again Gail for thinking of me :)
Here are the rules:
The 1 Grateful Person Tag is based on Luke 19 and the account of Jesus with the 1 out ten lepers he healed who came back thank him. Let us aspire to be like the 1 who thanked Jesus and not the 9 who did not.
1- Share what you are grateful to Jesus for.
2-Share a passage from the bible about gratitude that means something to you.
3- Tag whoever you wish to.
4- Please share a link to my original post. 1 Grateful Person
5- Use any picture in your post that expresses gratitude.
6. Share the intro
Intro: (I think this is the intro. I wasn’t sure so if it’s not someone, anyone please feel free to correct me :) )
Jesus expressed his dismay over the lack of gratitude by 9 lepers he healed in Luke 17:
“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
“When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.”
“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? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
What am I grateful for? Well, my oh my, what am I not grateful for? I mean, what good does it be to be ungrateful? Does it make us feel better? No. How about mad at our circumstances? No, not any better. Grumbling/complaining about things, oh my favourite route :) but nope, doesn’t make it better in any shape or form.
The only true happiness is to be grateful. That gratefulness turns to peace, happiness, contentment.
A verse that shows gratitude….another tough one because don’t they pretty much all show gratitude, even the convicting ones? You know the ones that we might not particularly like at first because it steps all over our toes :)
But how about this one “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:57 Does this one really need any explaination? :)
I am using this as my picture of gratitude because this is the last time I remember being so effortlessly grateful. Grateful without trying, nothing could break it. Laying there on that beach just praising the LORD in my head, effortlessly. The way it should be, everyday, no matter what the circumstances.
Ok, Gail I am not sure if I did the tag properly but I am grateful that you thought of me :)
LORD, thank You for blessing every one reading this :)