Sunday, April 10, 2016

Praising God~

Luke 17:11-19

"Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.  As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!"

When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.  He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him -- and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."

Praising God for what He is doing for my back!!!!

God has the POWER to heal the way he chooses. And He also chooses WHEN to heal as His timing is perfect!
Sometimes he heals immediately
Other times he chooses NOT to heal and then other times he chooses to heal SLOWLY.
His thoughts and ways are higher than our thoughts and ways.  IF & when He decides to heal and HOW he chooses to heal; it is for the purpose of HIS glory.

I often seek out prayer in my weakest, darkest moments & in my most excruciating pain. But do I remember to be thankful? Do I remember to give God's name credit for what He is doing in my life?  Do I share the praises to those who take the time to pray for me, so that they can share in the blessing and the joy that an answered prayer provides?

I want to be that one leper who after God answers a prayer I return to Him Thankful, Blessed, Amazed at His goodness!!

I have gone from temporary paralyzes, to being limited in movement to being able to play volleyball two nights in a row!!
I cry from feeling overjoyed and overwhelmed at HIS goodness and mercies.  All those times I have sat on the sidelines not able to partcipate feeling sad as I had to watch my family enjoy each other. I would beg and cry for the Lord to heal me so that I could once again have full range of motion so I no longer had to sacrifice.

Although God has NOT chosen to heal me comletely (yet) I will be thankful for each moment I get that I am able to play. We surely take it for granted. I sit here sobbing having the opportunity to play a game I have always had much passion. While I'm hooked to the TENS unit (Maybe I over did it :( ) I am still blessed that God has showed me mercy. 

I shout it to the rooftop that God is still in the business of healing. It may not look like you want it to look; but each day that I can get out of bed myself, put my socks on myself, tie my shoes, walk, and even play some volleyball I will always look at it as a gift God has given me! I am so undeserving, so unworthy but HIS compassion and love for each of His children are more than we will ever deserve or understand. For that I am grateful! I am blessed! I am thankful!

So Lord Jesus Thank You for...
the goodness you show
the healing you provide
the mercies you extend and
the love you lavish on not only me but all your children!!!!!

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