THE MIRACLE IS IN THE OBEDIENCE

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In HIS Presence

THE MIRACLE IS IN THE OBEDIENCE

Read: Luke 17: 11-19
Meditation verse:
“So, when He saw them, He said to them, ‘go show yourself to the priests.’ And so, it was that as they went, they were cleansed”. (Luke 17:14)

The story of the ten lepers highlights the importance of obedience and faith. As they cried to Jesus concerning their situation, am certain they expected Him to say: ‘be healed’ or ‘you are cleansed from your leprosy’. But Jesus said ‘go show yourself to the priests’ and that was it. Had they not obeyed Jesus’ command they would not have received their miracle.

I have often pondered on this story and wondered what our reaction would be in today’s church. Wouldn’t we be utterly disappointed? ‘He didn’t even touch us, how does showing ourselves to the priests count for anything? Have the priests not seen us all this while?’ These are just a few of the complaints that we would have muttered.

God does not owe us an obligation to answer our prayers in the way or manner we desire. Oftentimes, we expect Him to act in a particular way, and when He gives a command or stirs us in a direction that does not match our expectations, we then struggle with obeying or fail to obey. If our eyes were to be opened to behold the miracles and blessings that we have missed due to our disobedience, we would be greatly saddened.

We must learn to trust God completely and commit to obeying his leading, whether it makes sense to us or not. The miracle is in the obedience.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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