Monday, January 10, 2022

Have we THANKED GOD lately?

 


Psalm 118:24

King James Version

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; 

we will rejoice and be glad in it.


Have we thanked the LORD lately?

Have we paid attention to the blessings?

Have we even considered them blessings?

Have we seen, through the eyes of the HOLY SPIRIT?

Through SPIRIT, as born again, we'd be aware of this fact:

John 15:5

King James Version

5 I am the vine, 

ye are the branches

He that abideth in me, 

and I in him, 

the same bringeth forth much fruit: 

for without me ye can do nothing.


Without JESUS, we "can do nothing".

Through God's love and mercy, through the cross of Jesus, believers have been saved from their sins.

Through JESUS, we have been healed.

Remember the story of JESUS, and the 10 lepers?

Luke 17:11-19

King James Version

11 And it came to pass, 

as he went to Jerusalem, 

that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 And as he entered into a certain village, 

there met him ten men that were lepers, 

which stood afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, 

and said, 

Jesus, 

Master, 

have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, 

he said unto them, 

Go shew yourselves unto the priests

And it came to pass, 

that, 

as they went, 

they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, 

when he saw that he was healed, 

turned back, 

and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, 

giving him thanks: 

and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, 

Were there not ten cleansed? 

but where are the nine?

18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, 

save this stranger.

19 And he said unto him, 

Arise, 

go thy way: 

thy faith hath made thee whole.


Only one turned back, and glorified God.

And he was a Samaritan.

Jews and Samaritans don't mix.

But that didn't stop Jesus from being with them.

Or healing them.

And yet this Samaritan thanked the Lord.

The rest went about their lives, forgetting God.

That's how most of us are.

In our joy, we forget who gave that joy.

We forget to give thanks to the SOURCE of all JOY.

We bite the Hand that feeds the WORD.

It's time to give thanks to the LORD.

Colossians 3:17

King James Version

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, 

do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, 

giving thanks to God and the Father by him.


It's time to honor Him.

It's time to believe in Him.

It's time to glorify GOD, through JESUS.


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