Topic: The Tragedy of Ingratitude [Thursday February 9, 2017]
Scripture: And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. Luke 17:17-19.
Thought For The Day: If you cannot notice what God has done for you, you will never see what He wants to do for you.
Many people pray without securing Divine attention. And when prayer does not secure Divine attention, it will not be answered. Now, what is that prayer that must secure Divine attention?
The prayer that must secure the attention of God must be ‘clothed’ with thanksgiving. How you handled the last miracle God gave you by returning praise to Him determines whether or not you will experience the next one.
Today, there are many grumblers but few thanksgivers. Ingratitude makes a man remember God only in the times of adversities but forget Him in prosperity.
Why must we avoid the tragedy of ingratitude?
Ingratitude blinds our eyes to God’s work in our lives: Jesus healed ten lepers but only one of them returned to appreciate God for the healing; the remaining nine were ungrateful servants. This shows us the proportion of the grateful to the ungrateful in the Church today – out of every ten persons that God does something for in the Church, only one normally returns to give glory to God.
Ingratitude made the nine lepers not to see what God did for them. And if you cannot notice what God has done for you, you will never see what He wants to do for you.
Remember this: If you cannot notice what God has done for you, you will never see what He wants to do for you.
1. Always return the praise to God for everything He does for you like that grateful leper.
2. Employ all the avenues of worship that you know to praise and honour God.
3. You can get the copies of worship songs released by Dr Paul Enenche in CDs and MP3’s to deepen your worship life.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: REQUIREMENTS FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER (PT 1)
Prayer: O LORD, open my eyes to see Your works in my life every day in order to praise You better, in Jesus’ Name.
Daily Reading: Exodus 29:1 to 30:10, Matthew 26:14 to 46, Psalm 31:19 to 24, Proverbs 8:14 to 26.
Amazing Fact: Your brain uses up about 20% of all your body's oxygen and calories.
Today In History: 09/02/1895- William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
Quote: The man who knows how to give thanks will never run on an empty tank. The grateful must always be the fruitful. Culled from 21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW by Dr Paul Enenche.
Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), is a powerfully anointed church, headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Dr Paul and Dr Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.