Meditations From the Heart
12/8/13 at 11:51 AM 0 Comments

Giving Thanks

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Give thanks unto the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
.....who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 1:3
Let us read the account of the ten lepers who were healed by our Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 17: 11-19
In this event, ten lepers called out to the Lord Jesus Christ to have mercy on them. In verse 14 our Lord tells them to "Go, show yourselves to the priests". As they went, they were all cleansed of their leprosy.
If any of those lepers or all of them had said, "we cannot walk the streets in our condition, people will heckle us". They would have stayed where they were and they would not have been cleansed from their leprosy. They obeyed the Lord Jesus and they were all cleansed.
Verse 15 reads: "And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God." Spontaneously, that leper ran back. He was overjoyed. He was overcome with emotion. He was a leper and he was ostracized because of his condition. Now he was healed, his life will change. He is thankful. He is happy and everyone sees it. He expresses his thankfulness with a loud voice, and he falls down on his face at Jesus' feet in worship.
Were the other nine lepers thankful for their healing? We do not know. They did not show it if they were. The Lord Jesus told them to go and they went. They were obedient. They did as was required of them - nothing more.
We must do as our Lord requires of us. He will take care of any negative possibilities that our minds, or people may tell us can happen along the way. However, when we see the results of our faith in action. STOP!! Give thanks to the Lord our God. If you are excited? By all means--- Show it! Worship Him!!

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