Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WOYWW: Attitude of Gratitude

 "Praise God I'm healed!" Luke 17:15

When Jesus entered a village on His way to Jerusalem, ten lepers stood at a distance, crying out to Him. "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!!!"  Jesus did not even go near them, but said, "Go show yourselves to the priests!" They went off and as they walked, they were healed.  Only one of them came back to Jesus, fell down at His feet, to praise and thank Him. "Where are the other nine?" Jesus asked, and turning to the healed man He said, "Stand up and go. Your faith has saved you."
 Every day, God rains down good gifts on every body. It is a good practice to "search" and "recognize" those gifts. To not feel we are entitled to everything we have. That we have this and that because we worked hard for it, because we deserve it, or we received it by chance. When I wake up in the morning, and I do not have a back ache, I should be grateful. I should say thank you to God that I have clothes on my back, shoes to put on, food on my table, electricity, water, wifi, and I do not need to fear that a bomb might destroy my house.  God shows us undeserved kindness ALL THE TIME! And if we live with an attitude of gratitude instead of murmuring and complaining about things that don't go our way, we can have a fuller, more victorious life!

​"God formed man to be imperishable."  Wisdom 2:23

​There have been many documented cases of near death experiences. ​ Even some doctors have gotten into studying this phenomenon and concluded that "the modern tradition of equating death with an ensuing nothingness can be abandoned." (Dr. Larry Dossey) In St.Paul's letter to the Hebrews, he says that we are to die once, and then to face judgement. (Heb. 9:27) In Revelation 14:13, it says that the dead will rest from their labor, and their deeds will follow them. Do not these verses mean that whatever we do here on earth, has consequences in the life to come? 

There are many verses in the bible which says that Jesus is the appointed Judge (2 Cor.5:10, Acts 17:31, John 5:22, Romans 2:16, etc.)  Is it not wise therefore to form a relationship with the Judge, to even make a friend of Him, so that when we see Him face to face, He will say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant!" Or better yet, "No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing, but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my father I have made known to you!" (John 15:15)


  1. I love your bible page from Luke. Having seen a few desks now through WOYWW I have got a journalling Bible on my Christmas list (if I had one now I would be taking it tonight to my Christianity Explored group to start doodling!) Jackie #14 x

  2. You've been creating a whole heap of backgrounds again, and then quite randomly, you turn them into Art! I will never stop being amazed at the way that you do that!,

  3. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 209th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  4. What a gifted artist you are - beautiful! And I love the attitude of gratitude - that thought pattern changes me daily. (Visiting from 3 word wednesday - nice to meet you)


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