“She fell at his feet and bowed before him, overwhelmed with gratitude. Then she took her son in her arms and carried him downstairs”. 2 Kings 4:37
Showing your gratitude for what God has done, is doing and will do in you life is not a forceful act, rather, it is a faithful acknowledgement on your side.
It’s so amazing how you tend to forget those little things that required you showing your appreciation! It’s so human that many people do not remember to go back to and say ‘thank you’ genuinely for what was given to them.
Life is such that you must be careful and be conscious of whatever you are doing. When you learn to thank someone for what they do for you, you are showing that you are truly aware of that that happened to you and you are grateful.
It is the same with God. You know what, each time I woke up, I force myself to remember that this is not my doing but God’s. Do you know that there are thousands of souls that sleep and never wake up anymore?
Apart from this, there are many things God makes straight in my life that I just can’t pretend not to notice them. Some of these, I could not tell because they are invisible to me but through God’s divine revelation, I was able to understand why God changed them.
I believe I am not the only one God works for. I mean, He intervenes in differs of way in your life too. And for these, you must understand the profound need to show your appreciation.
Look at that Shunammite woman. Through Elisha, her barrenness gave way to her having a son, then the son suddenly complained of headache before he died but God raises the child, restoring him back to his mother. This woman knew what to do. In the above verse, the bible says, she was overwhelmed with gratitude for having her son back.
If you read the story of this rich Shunammite woman and Elisha, you will realise that she indeed deserves what she had.
Have you ever been overwhelmed with gratitude to God for everything in your life? Do you truly acknowledged His magnificent miracles in your life or are you just accepting them as if they are duty that God must do in your life?
I want you to come to this stage where you no longer believe in yourself, in your own making but in complete submission to God and His supremacy in your life. When you are able to get to this point, you will understand that you must show profound gratitude to God daily for whom you are, what you are and what you are going to be ahead of you.
Do not be ungrateful, do not be less concern about what appreciation means. The more you thank God, the more He shows up in your life.
So why not pause and show your overwhelming gratitude to God?
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