Daily Bible Reading: Luke 17:11-19
Well, ladies. Here we are. It’s a bittersweet day! It’s our last weigh in, our last set of measurements, our last devotional, but we get to see how far you’ve come in 4 weeks! 🙂
Before we get too far into the weight and measurement part, I want to talk about these verses. This is probably one of those stories you’ve heard a thousand times. Jesus heals 10 lepers, but only one comes back to thank Him.
Any progress you have made in this group is because of HIM. Please don’t forget to thank Him!
I can’t ever seem to get past verses 17 and 18 where Jesus Himself says, “Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.”
I’m sure Jesus noticed the one guy who was lying on his face at His feet thanking Him, but all Jesus wanted to know was where the other nine men were. How could they not come back and give glory to God?
How many times do we forget to give glory where glory is due? Our blessings in life, our joys, even our trials that He brings us through, they are ALL for His glory. We should be careful to always thank Him.
Whether you have lost .2 pounds or 10, 1/2 an inch or 15 inches, it doesn’t matter. Give Him the glory and praise Him. Even if you didn’t lose anything, but you’ve seen your relationship with Him grow stronger, give Him the praise. He loves you, and He deserves to hear a “thank you, Lord” from each of us now and then.
I also want to thank each one of you for being a part of this study. It has been SO special to me, and I am blessed to have been a part of it. I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here and have gotten a blessing as well.
Ok, hit the scales and take your measurements. Check in with the questions below.
1. What did the scale say? What’s the total amount of weight you’ve lost since Day 1?
2. How about your measurements? Has there been a change from Day 1?
3. And what about your Spiritual life? Are you seeing a difference from Day 1?
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