The password to unlock your miracle - in due time blog

The Password to Unlock Your Miracle

I have been getting so frustrated lately. I can’t tell you the amount of time I waste every day trying to remember my passwords. It feels like all day long, across various websites, I’m clicking the forgot password button, which then leads me to reset it and start the process over with trying to memorize a new password. From unlocking my phone, opening the garage door with the keypad or checking my bank account I definitely use passwords all day long and I am sure you do too. Can we all agree, that it’s so frustrating when getting locked out?

Just as numbers and letters give you access to all your accounts, there is a password that gives you access to your miracles. Psalm 100:4 in the message says, “Enter with the password: ‘Thank you!’ Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him.” 

What if you started thinking of thankfulness as a password? Thankfulness is the key you are looking for and will unlock the miracle that you are believing for. Thankfulness brings answered prayer and it brings breakthrough. But, it’s so much more important than that. Even if the Lord never once did one more thing for you, do you realize you still have so much to be thankful for?

I love the story of Luke 17:11-17 where Jesus heals 10 men with leprosy. Out of those 10 men that were healed only one thanked God. One! Luke 17:16-19 says,He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, ‘Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?’ And Jesus said to the man, ‘Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.‘”

What a powerful story and what a great reminder of what thankfulness does. After receiving healing, 9 men just got up and left, but the one Samaritan stayed to thank God and then received more than he had asked for. “Your faith has healed you.” All 9 men received the gift with an ungrateful spirit, but because of the one man’s grateful spirit, he grew in the understanding of God’s grace and learned that his faith played a role in God’s healing. And the best part? Even though I hadn’t planned to tie this in to what I shared in my last post, because of his faithfulness, God didn’t just heal his body, but he healed his heart too. This story gives us a picture that the other 9 missed out on additional blessings from God; the healing of the heart, which is what matters most. I wish I understood why they left without saying thank you, but perhaps it was because they felt entitled. Whatever it was, they might have been healed physically, but they were missing the greatest healing of all; the healing of the heart. And, they missed out on the chance to give glory to their Father.

I don’t want to ever feel too entitled or too full of pride that I forget to thank my Father for all he has done. I believe when we are praying for something and waiting we should always be thankful, even before we receive our miracle. Don’t withhold your thankfulness while waiting for something to happen.  Start to thank God for what he has done, what he is doing and what he is going to do. Join me in living a life full of gratitude. I thank Jesus every day for our babies. I thank him for the trials we have endured. I thank him for the joy, strength and peace he gives me daily. The list of the reasons I have to be thankful could go and on and I know your list is just as long.

Thankfulness unlocks the door to heaven. It sets you up to not only receiving healing of your physical body, but of your heart too. Thankfulness creates a presence for God to heal you and ultimately thankfulness is the password that will bring the miracle that you are waiting for. Don’t lock yourself out of all God wants to do. Instead, remember the password; thank you!

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8 Comments
  • Virjinia Harp
    Posted at 09:39h, 04 August Reply

    I really needed this post this morning. I received yet another negative test last night but I’m really focusing on pouring my heart out to God. Being thankful in every season really puts my heart at peace.

  • Elise Welch
    Posted at 10:16h, 04 August Reply

    Beautiful words. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for all God is doing.

  • Lindsay Tankersley
    Posted at 12:13h, 04 August Reply

    I love this! Thankfulness is something I have really worked on and am doing daily! It is so easy to beg and plead God to give us something or take something away from us and when it does, we just walk on, like, oh yes..we got this! But I think people sometimes forget that it was God that gave it or took it away. I ask God for things all day long, like, Lord, please let us find a close parking spot! Or, Lord, please let the rain die down a bit so I can drive home safely. And when it happens I always remember to say, “Thank you, Jesus!” I asked and he delivered. I wonder if sometimes people don’t have a strong relationship with the Lord so “praying” isn’t really what it’s supposed to be. What I mean is, I have a cousin who grew up Catholic like I did and now she says she’s atheist, however she’ll still say things like “please pray for my dad as he has back surgery today”. If he comes out of it OK and all is well, is she thanking God because of all of our prayers? I don’t know, but that’s kind of what I was getting at. We asked, but it came to be just because we are lucky or it just happened to be that way….not because we’re giving glory to God. Does that make sense? Sorry, rambled enough! 🙂

  • Alice Mills
    Posted at 18:04h, 04 August Reply

    I believe in thanking God for our trials. If He could go through the trial of the cross, then I can face my light trials with grace, too.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 18:41h, 04 August Reply

    It’s SO simple – yet it is such a complicated thing….

  • Patricia
    Posted at 07:26h, 05 August Reply

    We always have a reason to be thankful. That’s so true even when we’re in the thick of it and don’t feel like we do. Always.

  • Kim
    Posted at 09:07h, 05 August Reply

    You have such a gift for ministry. Thank you for the daily reminders for my relationship with Jesus during this difficult season

  • Tara
    Posted at 08:56h, 06 August Reply

    i didn’t even recognize Psalm 100:4 in that version! But I think it really does mean that. I’m trying to teach my kids to start their prayers with thanks. I think I’ve been trying this their whole lives, but it’s so hard for some reason. I guess it’s human nature to ask for what we want first or to grumble. I’m going to share this verse with them!

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