Journey in the Word

Karen Ingrid Clark

You Are Forgiven – The Fruit of Forgiveness: Gratitude

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Week Six – Day Three – Wednesday, October 4, 2016

Read LUKE 17:11-19 (ESV) SOAP v. 15-16wk6d3

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.”

O – Thankful.  Being thankful when no one else is.  Showing gratitude to the ONE who brought healing and restoration.  Weren’t there ten lepers?  And only one took the time to return to Jesus and thank Him?  And HE noticed.  It was pointed out by Jesus that a Samaritan was the one who returned.  Not a Jew.  A Samaritan.  One who was despised by the Jews.  Yet he was the one who was the example – the one who returned.  We can infer that the others were Jews.  “except this foreigner…” (v. 17)

A – Am I one who returns to give thanks?  Or – am I, like the others, on my way rejoicing, but neglecting to give thanks and praise to the One who brings healing.  Do I EXPECT God to bring healing, or forgiveness, or anything else, for that matter, and then go on my way?  Oh, let me be the one who returns, thanking God for what He has done, for who He is, and for His very self.

“Never forget, you are forgiven. Embrace that truth; let it soak down deep into your heart, and let the truth change you from the inside out. Then pass it on. Being thankful for what God has done for you, do the same for others.” – Angela Perritt (You Are Forgiven, page 158)

I love this paragraph!  I am forgiven.  I NEED to embrace that – and let it soak down deep into MY heart.  And let the truth change me from the inside out.  Then, pass it on!  Being thankful.  For everything.  And – to do the same for others.  Oh, if I lived this way, and we all did, imagine the world that we would live in!

P – Father God, my heart is full this morning, with the thought of Your love, Your forgiveness, and Your mercy.  Thank You.  Father, You are faithful, in all things.  You are loving, in all things.  You are forgiving, for all things.  You are the giver of all things.  Father, Thank You.  Thank You for saving me, for forgiving me, for giving me new life in You.  As I walk through this day, I desire to seek You, to seek what You want, and to glorify You with my life and words.  Amen.

You Alone Can Rescue –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UracNSSlfTo

Who, oh Lord, could save themselves,
Their own soul could heal?
Our shame was deeper than the sea
Your grace is deeper still

Who, oh Lord, could save themselves,
Their own soul could heal?
Our shame was deeper than the sea
Your grace is deeper still

You alone can rescue, You alone can save
You alone can lift us from the grave
You came down to find us, led us out of death
To You alone belongs the highest praise

You, oh Lord, have made a way
The great divide You heal
For when our hearts were far away
Your love went further still
Yes, your love goes further still

You alone can rescue, You alone can save
You alone can lift us from the grave
You came down to find us, led us out of death
To You alone belongs the highest praise
(Repeat x1)

To You alone belongs the highest praise (x3)

We lift up our eyes, lift up our eyes
You’re the Giver of Life (x8)

You alone can rescue, You alone can save
You alone can lift us from the grave
You came down to find us, led us out of death
To You alone belongs the highest praise
To You alone belongs the highest praise
To You alone belongs the highest praise

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