While growing up I was told and taught the three powerful words – ‘Please, Sorry and Thank you.’ The Bible tells us of the ten lepers who were healed by Jesus but only one came appreciating the Master. His appreciation brought Him permanent healing.
With the above, we can draw a lesson from the fact that Jesus loves and is interested in an appreciative heart.
We often talk about king David and his relationship with God. We see one side of the coin and ignore the other side of it. We only see his inquiring nature (King David) but he had more virtues in him. He had the mind of appreciation.
King David always appreciated God about everything no matter how insignificant it may be in the eyes of men. He also showed appreciation to the children of men whose father must have shown kindness to him. The son of Jonathan, Mephibosheth and the son of Nahash, Hanuh etc. were perfect examples of David’s appreciative nature.
Aside from David’s broken nature before God whenever he sinned, his heart of appreciation is also one of the tie that bonded God and him. David was called a man after God’s own heart not because he was so smart and played skillfully but rather he was that one king who always appreciated God both for His past and present goodness, and he showed appreciation to the generation of men.
Your obedience and heart of appreciation are what builds our relationship with God.
Have you received kindness from anyone, it could be kindness you merited or never merited? Please you can text, call or even buy a gift of appreciation. Is the person gone (dead)? Never mind, locate his/her family. God never overlooks reciprocated kindness.
As you practice the act of appreciation of kindness, you’ll eventually get all you need and these provisions get extended to your generations.
A Gracious Woman is one who never forgets kindness shown to her and she appreciates.