Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PM#0427 Being Thankful Luke 17 verses 12-17

Being Thankful
Luke 17 verses 12-17

There is an account in the Bible of ten lepers who went to Jesus and asked for healing.  Jesus honored that request and healed them.  This is found in Luke chapter 17 verses 12-17.  Only one returned to Jesus and thanked Him.  The Lord was very appreciative of the one who thanked Him, but asked the question, where are the others?

Probably all of us at one time or another have forgotten to be thankful.  Reminders such as Thanksgiving time are important to us.  They help us to take account of all that we should be really thankful for.  When we take time to thank the Lord for our blessings, Jesus really does appreciate that thankfulness.

If you haven’t taken an account of, and thanked the Lord for the blessings you have, why not take time to do so today. 

Consider a prayer like this, ‘Father, help me to be thankful for blessings.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Reflection Questions:

Why is it important to thank the Lord?

Why do we act as if it is not necessary to be thankful?

Have we ever taken blessings ‘for granted’?