Be Grateful

Yon Maryono By Yon Maryono, 1st Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Happiness does not make us be grateful, but gratefulness will make a happy life

Be Grateful

When we had experienced things that are enjoyable, profitable, and blessed is the easy thing to give thanks to God. However, to give thanks for things in terrible condition, unpleasant, and disadvantage is not easy. Such as when we are suffering from the disease, trouble strikes, we are constantly praying for God to deliver us, liberate and heal us. Sometime, once we escape from the problem, so we are healed, or miracles happen, we too enjoyed it and not remember to thank God.
It reminds us of the story of the 10 lepers written in Luke 17: 11-19. There were 10 lepers who encountered Jesus. They asked for mercy of Jesus. Jesus healed them. How many people who gave thanks and grateful for the miraculous healing of Jesus? Only one person, he was a Samaritan. Where were the others? And Jesus answering said, were there not ten cleansed? but where the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. They might be too excited because they had been cured, and forgot to thank.

However, there is one thing we need to consider. In recent years, certain groups, consciously has added a new meaning for gratefulness, particularly with respect to the offering of it in the form of matter. They interpret it as an action to "buy" the blessing of God. They hope to give as much as possible; they will be blessed who are also abundant. They are not aware trying to bribe The God to give thanks more to them.
Thanksgiving problem is related to motivation. If our motivation is true, our offering becomes true. Conversely, if our motive is not true, we are offering gratitude that is not true. Therefore, we not only need to understand the meaning of thanksgiving, but also need to examine our motives before express thanksgiving to God.
The Word of God in contemplation to remind us that we should always give thanks to God in all things in relation with the will of God in Christ Jesus, so that we experience the goodness and grace of God. .


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I work in social services particularly in disabled children. and writing as a hobby to avoid senile..

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author avatar snerfu
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

Yes, we must be grateful for little things in life. Nice article Mr Maryono.

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author avatar Yon Maryono
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you.

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