Welcome to the week of our Lord's resurrection, May everything Christ died for us to enjoy be apparent in our lives. I trust you're great 🙏
Most times we take for granted the seemingly little things and then forget to show gratitude to the One that makes these things seem seamless. In actual fact, they are not seamless, they only seem so because God is backing us up.
And it occured to me that most times we wait till month end or year end to thank God. Why? Because we've taken His deeds for granted. Stop waiting till December before you thank God, offer Him your praise right where and how you are.
The bible says, He rides on the praises of his people. You might think "oh there's nothing to thank Him for yet, it's just just the first quarter nothing to show" - if God opens your eyes to the things He has averted, or better still cause to you 'taste' a little bit of them, trust me you would know God is working. But we shouldn't have to see these things to know our God is faithful and a covenant keeping God who deserves our praise.
That you are reading this, is by Mercy not by any work of ours. Apostle Paul understood this and he thanked God when he had plenty and otherwise.
How often to you thank God? When it's convenient? Or when you feel good? God is God and He is good - ALL THE TIME. Same God in the good times and in the bad times.
Don't let your gratitude to God be circumstantial. The bible instructs us to give thanks always.
Delayed gratitude is dangerous because it could be the thing to unlock our next phase. The leper that came to thank God unlocked his perfection phase through gratitude.
The principle of gratitude seem simple but it is still widely missed by many. And because life is governed by principles, until you thank God for today's blessings you cannot receive that of tomorrow. Not because it isn't available but because you have refused to thank God as and when due.
I feel like the reason the other nine lepers didn't return to give thanks like that one that did, was because they said to themselves 'when we are whole we would go' - and that right there is delayed gratitude. Delayed gratitude gives room for delayed blessings (perfection/wholeness).
Give God your praise NOW, He is waiting for it.
And so father we say thank you, thank you for all that you are to us and for your love that endures forever. We are grateful!
Loads of love