Giving thanks to GOD, why it's important?

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Giving thanks to GOD, why it's important?

Postby ganaa » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:19 pm

Yesterday, Last Sunday service of year 2016, shared some versus from Luke

Point of sharing is; explaining about importance of thanks to GOD for people who came in fellowship.

I came in this Gobi Desert on 2013 and spent 3 years already. Yesterday until lunch time, collected pictures which were taken since 2012 and sorted them in different folders "personal, work related, nature, spiritual, hobby,.. etc." Then after arranged them, seeing back pictures in the folder "personal". Such a beautiful kids and life.. seems like pictures shown me that my history ... 2 little boys are playing then sudden added another little daughter. Month by month,they are growing fast and i just feel much love when I see those pictures .. Then I thought, How many times I thanked to GOD? like how many times I asked things from GOD. Lord answered me for all my prays. But I did not reply for what He did for me...

Really do we need to thank to GOD for everything? ... Does GOD want it? Then read some versus from Bible and found the answer for above question.

as Scripture says in Luke 17: 11-17 "Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy"
11 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.”

If we carefully read those versus we could understand 3 things.,

[b]1.
in Luke 17:12, ten men who leprosy, they just waited for Jesus. They didn't do another things or they did not find out another man who seems to showed to them a mercy and salvation. They are exactly waited for there Jesus. - It means they all have the faith..

2. in Luke 17:13, They all together asked His mercy, healing and salvation. - like we did,..

3. in Luke 17:14, Jesus told them, "Go, show yourselves to the Priests". Jesus just said His word. because men who had this kind of disease leprosy, for them it's impossible to direct go the priest for showing his body.

If we read Leviticus 13:45-46 “45 Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp. Also in Leviticus 14:19-22 19 “Then the priest is to sacrifice the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from their uncleanness. After that, the priest shall slaughter the burnt offering 20 and offer it on the altar, together with the grain offering, and make atonement for them, and they will be clean. 21 “If, however, they are poor and cannot afford these, they must take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for them, together with a tenth of an ephah[e] of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, a log of oil, 22 and two doves or two young pigeons, such as they can afford, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

Law already said, if you have disease, must live outside the camp. But Jesus said to them, just go, show yourselves to the priest like they are already healed. So Interesting? They were obedient and followed what Jesus did. Now we knew they had faith and they know how to be obedient.. 2 things - Faith & Obedience. 3rd thing is most important part of those versus and let's continue,.

4. in Luke 17:15-16 One Samaritan showed himself & was healed, just back to Jesus, praising in GOD by his voice loudly. He did not say only "Thank you Jesus" or "official appreciation". He thanked to GOD what he could do that time. Hallelujah!. Basically there was 10 people, 9 of the Judea and only one of them Samaritan. Where are other 9 Judea men ? Did they not know about how thank to GOD? what we can understand from those 9 Judea men. This is "Habit". Your believe, Your trust will not being like a habits or ritual. Thanking to GOD, it's impossible to compare with follow habits. Sometimes habits chain people. Relation between man and GOD, it's just a like relationship between a boy and his dad. Not through any laws, rules, procedures and habits..

5. in Luke 17:17-19, 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.”

- Here is our answer to the questions in the "Giving thanks to GOD, why it's important?" Having Faith & Obedience, it's good but after all of it, do not forget to say & give thanks to GOD.

Yeah, LORD, Thank you for remembering me why we need to giving thanks to Your Mercy and Salvation. Father, all I have is Yours. Thank You for everything. Thank you for my family and my life. I'll thank everyday to You. Amen.
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Postby abelcainsbrother » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:30 pm

Amen ganaa! We do need to give thanks to God.
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Postby Jac3510 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:19 pm

I thought it was to cheer Him up if he's having a bad day. Nobody wants another Flood or something, ya know?
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Postby Storyteller » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:54 am

I used to think rain was Gods tears.
Thats why I would dance in the rain.
To give Him something happy.

Maybe we should all dance more, in the rain.
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Postby RickD » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:58 pm

Storyteller wrote:I used to think rain was Gods tears.
Thats why I would dance in the rain.
To give Him something happy.

Maybe we should all dance more, in the rain.

You need to be careful. Some of you may melt.
1 Corinthians 1:9
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Postby EssentialSacrifice » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:49 pm

Maybe we should all dance more, in the rain. :twodancing:
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Postby Nessa » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:09 pm

RickD wrote:
Storyteller wrote:I used to think rain was Gods tears.
Thats why I would dance in the rain.
To give Him something happy.

Maybe we should all dance more, in the rain.

You need to be careful. Some of you may melt.

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Postby Nessa » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:14 pm

Storyteller wrote:I used to think rain was Gods tears.
Thats why I would dance in the rain.
To give Him something happy.

Maybe we should all dance more, in the rain.

God 'cries' at the most inconvenient times :econfused:

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Postby Storyteller » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:48 pm

Guess what?

Its been raining :)
So I danced.

I know its not really God crying but, still, its delicious on my eyelids.
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Postby RickD » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:07 pm

Storyteller wrote:Guess what?

Its been raining :)
So I danced.

I know its not really God crying but, still, its delicious on my eyelids.

Of course it's God crying. Just like thunder is God bowling. And snow is the Angels' dandruff.

Come on people! We learned this stuff when we were children!
1 Corinthians 1:9
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Postby EssentialSacrifice » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:32 pm

Of course it's God crying. Just like thunder is God bowling. And snow is the Angels' dandruff.
Come on people! We learned this stuff when we were children!

:ebiggrin: : :twodancing: :mom: :roses: :dancing:

Matthew 19:14
14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

well, buck's got to stop somewhere :D might as well be with God ... :good:
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