Am I grateful?

Re: Verse reading – Psalm 103; Luke 17:11-19 (day seven)
“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”–1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.  A week of reading Luke 17 has pressed an important question to the surface of my soul.  Am I grateful?  Am I one of the nine (the percentages are sobering) who receive from God and immediately rush back to life as I desire it to be?  What of the Giver?  Don’t I have some obligation to Him?  The New Testament describes a new race of people who are ALIVE to the goodness of God.  Even in suffering.  Happy people.  Unconquered.  “So they went their way. . .rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame in His name.”Acts 5:41“And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”Acts 13:52.  Am I one of these people?  I WANT TO BE!  Lord helping, I will be.  Starting today.  It is His will for me.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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