Lord, this morning I read about the leper in Luke 17:11-19. These were guys that were screaming out as was the custom to anyone, but this particular day to the Lord for healing. Of course the Lord did something that was a bit unusual. He could have just walked over there and said your healed - go on your way. But instead he told them to go to the priests. This was again one of those times that there had to be movement before the miracle appeared. There had to be some kind of action before the "believe" could be engaged!
That is my problem. I do not obey enough often. I want to stomp, question, argue, and even dig my heels in before I take the first step of obedience. These guys may have done that too, but for some reason it does not include that in the text. Jesus spoke and told them to go to the priest and they went. The scripture says "as they went". There it is - as they went they were healed - not first they were healed because they understood everything and then obeyed and went to see the priest like Jesus had asked.
Lord, there are some things in my life that are very easy to obey - usually things that I like or things that are fun or things that i can be in charge of............ - but there are a lot of things right now in my life that you have taken the reigns away from me and asking me to "go see the priests" when I can not even understand when my healing will come or understanding of situations. Lord, I once again feel so misunderstood. I am so thankful that you understand me - but you understand the good and bad. You understand my healing to the inner depths of my soul. Lord, thank you for knowing my heart. Thank you for your acceptance. Thank you for reaching out to me as I cry out for healing. Thank you for seeing me as I am - in all the yuck as well - and still taking me in. Thank you for giving me a plan for my life. Thank you Lord - I so love you!!!