Luke 17:11-19 NIV Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 - As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 - and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 - When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 - One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 - He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17 - Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 - Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 - Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
3 Statements That Will Help You Choose Gratitude
1) I Know Every Good Thing I Have Comes From God
James 1:17 NIV Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
2) I Won’t Let What I Want Rob Me Of What I Have
Ecclesiastes 6:9 NEV It is better to be content with what the eyes can see than for one’s heart always to crave more...
Crave More = Mehalakh nefesh = Roaming of the Soul
Ecclesiastes 6:9 NEV It is better to be content with what the eyes can see than for one’s heart always to crave more. This continual longing is futile – like chasing the wind.
Gratitude turns whatever we have into enough
Philippians 4:11-13 NIV I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 - I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 - I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
3) I’ll Turn All My Blessings Into Praise
Psalm 63:4-5 NIV I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 - I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
Psalm 103:1-5 NLT Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2 - Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3 - He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 - He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. 5 - He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!