I want to thank my friends Matt at jesusluvsall and Jacquie at Joy Cottage for tagging me to participate in the 1 Grateful Person Tag. I think this is such a beautiful idea, and I’m so happy to witness its creation.
Matthew and Jacquie are both true examples to me of having gratitude along the journey, and I’m so grateful for their influence in my life. Please visit their incredible blogs for more inspiration, if you haven’t already.
How often do you lift up your arms to heaven just to say to God: Thank you?
The 1 Grateful Person Tag is based on Luke 19 and the account of Jesus with the 1 out ten lepers he healed who came back thank him. Let us aspire to be like the 1 who thanked Jesus and not the 9 who did not.
1- Share what you are grateful to Jesus for.
2-Share a passage from the bible about gratitude that means something to you.
3- Tag whoever you wish to.
4- Please share a link to my original post. 1 Grateful Person
5- Use any picture in your post that expresses gratitude.
6. Share the intro
I am grateful to Jesus because:
I am grateful Jesus lived a life full of miraculous teachings to help me navigate my way here on Earth.
I am grateful to Jesus for my loved ones. I am grateful that, because He suffered, I don’t have to be perfect to be with them again in Heaven. I just have to have faith.
I am grateful that He knows and loves me, and that I am never alone.
I am grateful for God’s plan, that God loved us enough to send His Son for just such a purpose.
One bible passage about gratitude that stands out to me:
This might be a little roundabout, but the first thing that came to mind (apart from the story of the Ten Lepers), was John 21: 15-17:
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Whenever I feel gratitude toward my Savior, I think of this scripture. As I am grateful for His love, as I love Him, I remember how important this charge is to Him: to share that love with others.
I am tagging:
David Fischer @ Radically Saved
Patty @ He Said What?
Sue @ Run With It
Judith @ True Self
Brenda @ Becoming His Tapestry
Kelly @ Kelly’s Quest
Here’s to gratitude for you as well, dear reader and friend, for contributing to my faith journey.