Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. Ten lepers approached him.... One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.... Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?...” Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well." — From Luke 17. 11-19
What constituted that man's faith was gratitude. He didn't believe anything other than what the others did. What distinguished him was his gratitude for what he had received. It was his gratitude that made him whole.
Gratitude is the heart of faith. Whatever we call “faith” that is not rooted in gratitude is really just an attempt to manipulate God.
Gratitude is not something you always feel. It is something you practice. Today, practice gratitude.
If all you do is live a life that says, “Thank you,” it will be a life well lived.
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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