Turn Back and Give Thanks


Ephesians 5:20, Psalm 103:1-2, Luke 17:15-17 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; *Bless
the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: *And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

The man who was healed of leprosy in our 3rd text above did something that greatly gladdened the heart of Jesus. He did not return to give thanks because he was seeking an additional blessing. He returned to give thanks because he recognized just how great a miracle he had received. He did not take his healing lightly. He turned back and with a loud voice, glorified God. He then fell down on his face at the feet of Jesus and gave thanks.
Jesus was so moved by his attitude that he added a bonus miracle to the man’s healing. He made the man “whole.” As a result, everything that the man had lost as a result of his leprosy was restored to him. That is what thanksgiving can do. Your thanksgiving today is going to usher you into new levels of God’s wholeness and fulness in the coming year. It is going to open new doors of blessing, favour and and increase in your life.
Do not take lightly the grace and mercy that God has bestowed upon you in this outgoing year. With a grateful heart, rejoice and give thanks today.
God is expecting your praise and thanksgiving. In our 3rd text above, Jesus was looking for the other nine who had been healed because He was expecting them to return to give thanks. May you always be found whenever God is seeking a grateful heart. Let thanksgiving continue to well up from your heart unto God. Indeed, it is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High, Psa.92:1

Prayer Focus: Think about God’s goodness in your life this year
 and give God praise and thanks from your soul right now.


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