Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Daily Devo: Luke 17:11-19, Thanksgiving is NOT Just a Day In November

Luke 17:11-19
11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” (ESV)

 Lord all too often I forget just how much You have done for me.All too often I have less than a thankful heart.  I am guilty of being one of the "9"!
As I list things today, let me remember that thanksgiving is not a day in November, but a lifelong attitude.
Today, I thank you for:

Cleansing my soul,
giving me your Holy Spirit to always walk and live in me,
for your Word that teaches me so much,
for the Church, the Body of Christ, that even when it is struggling, is still Your body, and I am thankful you allow me to be a part,
for grace, that indescribable gift that I live in each day,
for family that I can serve you with,
for friends, who are true friends, especially in the tough times,
for a home, so many don't have one,
for food, so many are hungry,
for clothing, so many will be cold this winter,
and although there are so many more,
thank you for your love, it is why all the rest are of the above things are possible. Teach me to love like you!
I want my faith, to be like that of the Samaritan, I want to be thankful, and I want a faith that leads me to You, to be made well.

Today I will choose to be thankful, love and have faith!

Chasing After His Heart,

Glenda  Johnson

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