Day 9

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A Warfare of Rest – Day 9 – The Power of Thanksgiving

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.  As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

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—and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:11-19

There is a power in thankfulness.  As we continue in this journey of entering into rest, it’s important that we take time deliberately to thank, praise and exalt the Lord for what He has already been doing in our hearts these past 8 days. 

There is a version of Exalt the Lord, led by Heather Clark on the Watchmen Continual CD that we wanted to make available for you as you worship today.  You can access an mp3 by clicking here.  (Click link to listen – a window will open in your internet browser.  To download the mp3, right click on the browser and select “save source as”.)

As we spend our day ministering to the Lord with our praise, worship, adoration and thanksgiving, here are some scriptures for further meditation:  1 Chronicles 16:8-36, Psalm 29, Psalm 34, Psalm 95, Psalm 100, Isaiah 26:1-9.

We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
    the One who is and who was,
because you have taken your great power
    and have begun to reign. Revelation 11:17

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