Week Seven Day Five - Devotion

29 Sep 2017
Jean-Ray Knighton Fitt
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Proverbs 17:22: A rejoicing heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Nine lepers did not show gratitude, but one did. And that one received more than the others. He received not only physical healing, but also forgiveness and reconciliation with God.

Spend some time reflecting on the story of your life, childhood … teen and adult years. Call to mind pivotal events and experiences, and become aware of how God was present in each of these. What are the good things God has done in your life … think about times when he healed you in some way, provided for you, rescued you from a difficult situation, comforted you, or filled you with joy and inspiration.

Write down a prayer of gratitude to him which acknowledges his goodness throughout your life. You could even write a poem, or draw a picture if you are artistically inclined.

Allow God to encounter you in your place of gratitude and experience the presence of His Spirit.

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