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A Grateful Heart

Key Verse

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

Text — Luke 17:11-19


“There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none besides thee, neither is there any rock like our God, there is none holy as the Lord.” The popular chorus above came out of Hannah’s expression of gratitude to God for His mercies and love for her in giving her a son. To be grateful is to show appreciation for something received. When it comes from the heart, the appreciation is said to be genuine and true. Just like Hannah, everyone has many things to be grateful to God for every day. God’s word instructs that we should give thanks to God in all things (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

God knows those with grateful hearts, appreciates and blesses them in return. From the story in our text, out of the ten lepers that were healed by Jesus, only one came back to give glory to God and he was the only one that got the extra blessing. Always think on the blessings of God in your life and cultivate the habit of showing gratitude to Him for everything. Don’t be forgetful like the other nine lepers who got the miracle but did not go back to give glory to God. Daily express your gratitude to God by praising Him with your mouth and living to please Him everyday.

Further Reading

Psalm 34:1-5

Prayer for today

Dear Lord, I am grateful to You for all you have done for me. Help me to daily live a life that pleases You.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

1 comment

  1. I wish you more years of service to God in good health.
    I pray for portion of mantle to come upon me.
    Thanks to God the most mercyfully, most gracious

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