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Will You be One?
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Will You be One?

  • Pastor Alex Adegboye
Date preached 29th October 2017

It is a popular saying in Church circles that God is good yet some situations continue to defy solutions as they remain unchanged. We see a lot of things that God is yet to do in our lives, but have we really thanked God for the things He has done in our lives?

God expects that we thank Him for all the things He has done in our lives. The fact that you are alive today is because God kept you. It is easy to thank God for the things that we see, whereas there is so much more that God does which we cannot see.

From the story of the ten lepers in Luke 17:11-19, we see the following points:

  • Nothing happened for them until Jesus Christ saw them in the spirit.
  • Nothing happened to them until they went to show themselves to the priests.
  • As they went, they received their healing.

The only Samaritan amongst them was the one who came back to Jesus to say thank You for the healing he’d received (Luke 17:17). It was his heart that made him come back to Jesus. Though a stranger amongst the other nine lepers, the Samaritan had a heart of gratitude.

We should be grateful to God because of the following reasons:

  • Because of who God is. Ps 136:1-3
  • Because the Word of God commands it. 1 Thessa 5:18; Ephe 5:20
  • Because God expects it. Luke 17:17
  • Because of all the things God has done. 1 Chro 16:8-9
  • Because it is good to do so. Ps 92:1
  • Because of the gift of salvation. Ephe 2:8
  • Because to whom much is given, much is expected. Luke 7:37-47
  • Because our victory is perfected in praise. Joshua 6:16-20
  • Because it attracts further blessings. Luke 17:17-19; John 6:9-11.
  • Because grateful people point others towards God. John 5:10-15; Luke 17:15.

God does not leave us when we are in trouble, but when we cry out to God in praise and worship our breakthrough would come. We must make a choice to be thankful to God on a daily basis. There is so much more that God is doing in our lives than we care to think about. If parents can teach their children to say thank you when they receive gifts, then we should always demonstrate our gratitude to God for all the gifts and blessings that we receive from Him. It was only the Samaritan that returned to thank and worship God for his healing while others did not. So, will you be the one that comes back to thank and worship God for all that God has done for you?

Mountains before us will fall like the wall of Jericho when we choose to praise and worship God.