• “Is it possible that you can trust your fellow men…that you can commit your dearest earthly interests to your weak, failing fellow creatures without a fear, and are afraid to commit your spiritual interests to the Saviour who laid down His life for you, and of whom it is declared that He is “able to save to the uttermost all who come unto God by Him”? – Hannah Whitall Smith

Thankfulness and Praise by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 10/17

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: We teach our children to be grateful.

“Okay, what do you say?”

(child with mouth full) “Thank you.”

Nancy: But do we have a grateful heart ourselves? It’s so easy to forget to say, “Thank you,” to God.

Jesus once cured ten lepers, telling them to go verify their healing with the priest.

Luke’s Gospel tells us that “one of them, when he saw he was healed, came back praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.” Jesus wondered why the other nine didn’t say thank you. He said, “Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”

I think we’re too often like one of those nine lepers. God has delivered us from the awful disease of sin, and praise should be our natural response. But so many times, we just forget.

How long has it been since you stopped to thank Jesus for all He has done for you?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Did you ever hear of any one being much used for Christ who did not have some special waiting time, some complete upset of all his or her plans first?” – Frances Ridley Havergal

Verse of the Day

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” — Luke 11:13 (NKJV)

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