"I will never leave you; I will never abandon you." Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

Even when it doesn't feel like it, God is with you. Heb 13:5, God said, "I will never leave you; I will never abandon you."

Don't ever forget that He is very real and will be real no matter how you feel in good and bad days. As you face today's challenges, remember, He died for you so that you will never have to walk alone again. It is in the good, mediocre and even the bad days that we must worship Him.

We know we cannot face today's trials without Him. I am reminded of this today and so blessed to know He is leading me through everything I face today. Praising Him even in the storm.

Have a great week!

"Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
Luke 17:19 (NIV)

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV)

Sometimes Dr. Seuss says it all, "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"

Only you can love like the dad, brother, son, mom, daughter, sister, or friend that God has uniquely called you to be. Today, just be the 'you' He created you to be. No one can fulfill that role like you can. Don't forget your first role as His child and your first love, Jesus Christ.

There is no one alive that is you-er than you cause He made you unique and special, and that my friend is so very true! Praise Him for that with a life that loves well.

"Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
Luke 17:19 (NIV)

I have always read the story in Luke 17:11-19 with great appreciation. Jesus was willing to heal some broken men of their "leprosy". Ten men went away but one remembered with clarity what healing had taken place in his life and Who did the healing.

We see in verse 1, "Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice."

How did Jesus respond? He says - in essence - "I thought there were more than just you I healed?"

The next thing he says caught me in a new and fresh way this morning. Jesus honored the one former leper's praise and adoration because he wasn't consumed with the thing he had been healed 'from' but consumed with and drawn toward the One who had healed him.

Wow! Another reminder that this isn't about coming into this place just to have God "Take care of what I struggle with." No - it's bigger than that. He wants a relationship with us as we face our struggles and pains. How does He respond to the one returning leper? Verse 19 says, "And he said to him, 'Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.'" It was His faith in God and willingness to praise Him that brought continued healing. May we walk today with an appreciation for the One who heals as we thank Him also for what He has healed. It's easy to jump into the mindset, "I got what I came for...I have other things to do now. Living a life in continuous gratitude and thankfulness with Him is our new call for life...no matter what we choose to do next.

 

Luke 17:11-19
11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

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