Thank You! The Power of Gratitude

Sunday, 6. October 2019

Luke 17:12-14 ERV
“He came into a small town, and ten men met him there. They did not come close to him, because they all had leprosy. (13) But the men shouted, “Jesus! Master! Please help us!” (14) When Jesus saw the men, he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” While the ten men were going to the priests, they were healed.

 

The one who remembered to be thankful

Luke 17:15-19 ERV
When one of them saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus. He praised God loudly. (16) He bowed down at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (He was a Samaritan.) (17) Jesus said, “Ten men were healed; where are the other nine? (18) This man is not even one of our people. Is he the only one who came back to give praise to God?” (19) Then Jesus said to the man, “Stand up! You can go. You were healed because you believed.”

 

The perspective of gratitude

Philippians 4:6 ERV
Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have.

 

Is the cup half-empty? Or half-full?

 
Psalm 100:4 ERV
Come through the gates to his Temple giving thanks to him. Enter his courtyards with songs of praise. Honor him and bless his name.