Missing the Miracles
"While [Jesus] was on the way to Jerusalem ... ten leprous men ... stood at a distance ... and they raised their voices, saying, 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!' When He saw them, He said to them, 'Go and show yourselves to the priests.' And as they were going, they were cleansed. Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered and said, 'Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine-where are they? Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?' And He said to him, 'Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.'" (Luke 17:11-19)
- We can do all the right things and still be WRONG.
"And he said, 'All these things I have kept from my youth.' When Jesus heard this, He said to him, 'One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.' But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich."
- Toughest test to pass is the test of SUCCESS
"Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God ... otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." (Deut. 8:11-14)
- RELATIONSHIPS, and not reults, reveal the true miracles.
"Then Jesus answered and said, 'Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine-where are they? Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?' And He said to him, 'Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.'" (Luke 17:17-19)
"'For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.' ... And He said to the woman, 'Your faith has saved you; go in peace.'" (Luke 7:47-50)
- Being GRATEFUL will open your eyes to God's miracles.