You can be an incredibly grateful person, but no one will every know about it until you choose to express it. This can be done in so many words through our words, actions and attitudes. What better time to show gratefulness than after receiving a gift, a meal or a kind word from others. An active definition of gratefulness is Letting God and others know in what ways they have benefited my life.
Give the Gift of an Expression of Gratefulness
Scripture records the account of Jesus healing ten people that were diagnosed with the cruel disease and impending death of leprosy. When any “normal person” would approach they were required to call out, “Unclean, unclean” to warn the approaching person. When Jesus approached, however, they plead for healing. He commanded them to go and show themselves to the local health department (priests) to get a clean record of health. However, after receiving and rejoicing in the gift only one returned to thank the one who gave them that health and life. He was one who appreciated the giver even greater than the gift.
In our society today, we tend to elevate the creation more than the Creator. That is why we have so much backward thinking today. We enjoy the things God has given us and totally forgotten that He is still there waiting for us to say thank you. Take a moment this special day to thank God, your parents, your siblings, your relatives for how they have benefited your life.
This concludes our series on twelve things you can give that don’t cost money.