Fresh Hope – 25th May 2019

Be careful that you don’t forget the good things that God has done for us. We may say that we are thankful, but do we show it?

In the New Testament we read about how Jesus healed ten lepers and yet only one came back to thank Him. How sad is that?

It’s easy to take for granted that today you have breath in your body, that the sun is shining, that you have eyes to read this devotional and a new day ahead of you filled with blessings and opportunities.

In Psalm 106 vs 9-13 (Message version), we read the following…

They were barely beyond the Red Sea
 when they defied the High God
 —the very place he saved them!
 —the place he revealed his amazing power!
He rebuked the Red Sea so that it dried up on the spot
 —he paraded them right through!
 —no one so much as got wet feet!
 He saved them from a life of oppression,
 pried them loose from the grip of the enemy.
 Then the waters flowed back on their oppressors;
 there wasn’t a single survivor. Then they believed his words were true
 and broke out in songs of praise.

But it wasn’t long before they forgot the whole thing.

This is a sad account of how awesome God was, how He saved them from their enemies, how He did many miracles.

It says they praised Him, but then they soon forgot – “but it wasn’t long before they forgot the whole thing.”

Don’t be like the healed leper who forgot to thank, or like the Israelites, who praised, but then forgot.

Our best life, is one that is full of gratitude and continual thankfulness for the goodness of God.

Your thankfulness and gratitude will open the door of your life to many more blessings and take you to a higher level in your life.

Pastor Gillian

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