Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When [Jesus] saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Luke 17:11-18 (NIV)
We want to be grateful, but complaining becomes a habit. We complain about many things daily:
– Other drivers
– Drive thru delays
– 150 tv channels, yet nothing to watch
– A fridge full of food, yet nothing to eat
– A closet full of clothes, yet nothing to wear
Gratitude unlocks positive character traits in us. Could you be like the one leper who recognized the gift of healing? Could you be the one who thanks God and gives credit to God? ASK God to transform your heart from entitled to grateful.