This is not a long post. I simply want to give you all something to think about as you continue to embrace the new year and the new blessings coming your way.
Just think of it! 100 percent healing, 10 percent thanksgiving; 100 percent loudly yelling for help, 10 percent loudly praising God after receiving help; 100 percent loving the gift of health, 10 percent loving the Giver himself. Do you think Jesus was upset at the reaction of the 90 percent? He affirmed the 10 percent and told the one man he was cured of more than leprosy; his grateful faith had made him completely well, both in body and soul. Mr. Ten Percent realized who had healed him and returned to ask for mercy.
Now think about it, 90 percent wanted a gift; they didn't want the Giver. They loved their health; they didn't love Jesus. It's possible you see, to have faith in miracles but not have faith in the one who makes the miracles possible.
Are you in the 90 percent or the 10 percent?
"'As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” - Luke 17:11-19 NLT