Grateful Heart by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL
THURSDAY APRIL 15, 2021
TOPIC: GRATEFUL HEART
TEXT: LUKE 17:12-19
MEMORY VERSE: “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God” (LUKE 17:15).
Two toddlers were debating the proper pronunciation of the words, 'Thank you'. "It is Theeeank 'ou", said one with confidence. "No, you are wrong! It is 'Dank 'ou," the other retorted with an air of authority. Their mothers smiled with delight because of the soothing sounds of these children. The boys were actually rehearsing their responses to the ice cream promised them that day by one of their mothers. These children, through learning how to pronounce "thank you," earned the approval of their mothers, showing us the place of gratitude in our relationship with others and God. Expressing gratitude for even very little kindness received is a virtue. Many youths are too self-absorbed to see the need of appreciating mothers, fathers or teachers for the kindness they show them in taking care of their needs. Hearty gratitude should daily flow from our lips towards God for His mercies; and towards our parents for their sacrifices. Practically speaking, say "Thank you" to God by loving Him, obeying His word and labouring for His Kingdom. Appreciate your parents by your hard work and good character.
QUOTE: Many youths are too self-absorbed.
CHALLENGE: How often did you say “Thank you,” yesterday?
PRAYER: Father, forgive my past ingratitude in Jesus’ name.