Daily Read - Joshua 11:1-12:24; Luke 17:11-37; Psalm 84:1-12; Proverbs 13:5-6
Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.
And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
So when He saw them, He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests."
And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,
and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
And He said to him, "Arise, go your way.
Your faith has made you well."
We don't have to look very far to witness another miraculous move of God. Signs, wonders, and miracles are pouring out over every tongue, nation, and tribe. The Lord is making His love known to all people throughout the nations of the world. He sends love letters addressed to believers and unbelievers alike filled with healing, deliverance, freedom, cleansing, restoration, reconciliation, and salvation. The Holy Spirit is making special deliveries all over the earth and you are on His list.
Sometimes in the midst of such glorious God encounters, we become negligent in giving our precious Jesus thanks and praise. Let us never forget from Whom these miracles flow. It is only by the grace and supernatural power of Christ that anyone receives healing, or any other type of healing for that matter.
Let us be the one in the crowd who shouts, "Hallelujah, praise be to God for what You have done!" Let us always thank Him and give Him the glory for the abundance He provides every day. If you are one who believes God has passed you by without blessing you with a miracle, check your pulse. Your beating heart is proof of the greatest miracle of all...YOU ARE ALIVE!
Lord Jesus, may my heart be continually filled with gratefulness and thanksgiving. Forgive me for the times I took Your goodness and mercy for granted. I owe my entire life to You and without Your divine intervention in my life, I would be a lost and dying soul. You rescued me from the depths of despair and brought me into Your glorious light and splendor. I've lost count of the numerous times You have healed my body and touched my mind. I shout Your praises from the housetops oh God! Thank You for the breath and strength You give me each day to walk out Your plans and purposes for my life.
Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me,
Bless Your Holy name!