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ďThank Happily Almighty's Kindness! (T.H.A.N.K)Ē

Ramesh C. Reddy
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SCRIPTURE:
"Jesus then told him sternly, "Go and be examined immediately by the Jewish priest. Don't stop to speak to anyone along the way. Take along the offering prescribed by Moses for a leper who is healed, so that everyone will have proof that you are well again" (Mark 1:43-44, NIV)

Observations:
What capability of Jesus do I see?
1. Jesus is capable of speaking sternly.
2. Jesus is capable of giving commands.
3. Jesus is capable of putting Scripture to practice.

Observations:
I asked myself what are the commands Jesus gave the man and how?
Jesus gave the man couple of commandments sternly:

1. Go and be examined immediately by the Jewish priest.
2. Don't stop to speak to anyone along the way.
3. Take the offering prescribed by Moses for a leper who is healed.

Observations/Interpretations:

I asked myself the significance of each point?

Point 1: Go and be examined immediately by the Jewish priest.

I see Jesus being obedient to Scripture and telling the man who was healed from leprosy to take along the offering prescribed by Moses. This is very relevant in that Jesus wants the man to follow what we consider to be part of the Old Testament (Leviticus 14).

When we become Christians, we cannot ignore reading the Old Testament because we feel we are under the New Covenant. The Old Testament is Scripture and God uses His entire Word to speak to us. It is important to realize that if Jesus said something in the New Testament that should take precedent though.

Point 2: Donít stop to speak to anyone along the way.

It is implied by the offering that God should be thanked by the man before he does anything else including telling other people what happened to him. When the Lord answers our prayers it is so important to go to the Lord and thank Him first for what He has done for us before going to anyone else.

Point 3: Take the offering prescribed by Moses for a leper who is healed.

There can be a tendency to pray and accept God's answer and not take the time to offer our praises to Him. God inhabits the praises of His people. Even though we have done away with sacrificial offerings we can still praise the Lord with our lips and bring the sacrifice of praise unto the house of the Lord. We can still offer out gratitude and thankfulness to the Lord our God!

Implications:
I saw important implications for my own life. When the Lord Jesus has answered my prayer by bringing hope, help, and healing in my life, my top priority should not be to talk to anyone else first but thanking the Lord Jesus first and foremost. My gratitude and praise needs to go to Him first and foremost instead of going my own way and doing my own things. When Jesus healed the man of leprosy, Jesus wanted the man to thank God first and foremost and offer himself to the Lord before he does anything else. I need to do the same.

In my prayer time, I use the acronym P.R.A.Y to emphasize
P raising the Lord for who He is
R epent of my sin
A sking the Lord Jesus to help others.
Y ourself - Pray for myself.

I have also used A.C.T.S to emphasize
A doration
C onfession
Thanksgiving
S upplication

I have also enjoyed learning about G.R.A.C.E from Pastor Josh:
G ratitude
R eading God's Word
A ppropriate
C harity
E xpectation

I have also enjoyed learning A.S.I.A from
Pastor Ridge:
A doration
S in - Repent of
I ntercession for others
A sking for ourselves

What is common in all of them is the priority of praising the Lord, adoring the Lord, and showing gratitude to the Lord first and foremost.

One of the best ways to do that for me has been to read a Psalm everyday and turn it into praise after thanking the Lord for things that have happened.

Colossians 4:2 says "continuing steadfast in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving."

To be continued....

I ask you now dear friend, who should you thank everyday first and foremost for good news?
Dear friend, when I was rescued, restored, and renewed from the place I was in to the place I am in now, the first and foremost thing I did was thank the Lord Jesus for my rescue, restoration, and renewal. I knew it is because of His redemptive work in my life that I am where I am. When I have good news of any sort, I make it a habit not to go to anyone with it until I thank the Lord and praise Him for it, for all good things come from the Lord. This is what the Lord wants us to do. He wants us to give Him first and foremost place in our lives even if we have the temptation to shout across the rooftop of what good thing happened to us. Jesus is always about pointing upward to the Father and it is wonderful to learn from the principles Jesus taught. May you thank happily Almighty's nurturing kindness! Amen!

In closing let us be reminded of why Jesus gave 3 commands:

Point 1: Go and be examined immediately by the Jewish priest.

I see Jesus being obedient to Scripture and telling the man who was healed from leprosy to take along the offering prescribed by Moses. This is very relevant in that Jesus wants the man to follow what we consider to be part of the Old Testament (Leviticus 14).

When we become Christians, we cannot ignore reading the Old Testament because we feel we are under the New Covenant. The Old Testament is Scripture and God uses His entire Word to speak to us. It is important to realize that if Jesus said something in the New Testament that should take precedent though.

Point 2: Donít stop to speak to anyone along the way.

It is implied by the offering that God should be thanked by the man before he does anything else including telling other people what happened to him. When the Lord answers our prayers it is so important to go to the Lord and thank Him first for what He has done for us before going to anyone else.

Point 3: Take the offering prescribed by Moses for a leper who is healed.

There can be a tendency to pray and accept God's answer and not take the time to offer our praises to Him. God inhabits the praises of His people. Even though we have done away with sacrificial offerings we can still praise the Lord with our lips and bring the sacrifice of praise unto the house of the Lord. We can still offer out gratitude and thankfulness to the Lord our God!

"Thank Happily Almighty's Nurturing Kindness!"/(T.H.A.N.K)/"Who should you T.H.A.N.K everyday first and foremost for good news?"

Prayer:
Lord Jesus, thank you so much after you healed the leper, you told him to go to the priest to be examined, not to speak to anyone, and offer the sacrifice required. Oh Lord, from this I learned that no matter what good happens to us, you and you alone are the one to receive the thanks first and foremost. Father God, forgive me when I am so excited about any news that I don't give you the thanks first and foremost. Help me to do that Lord. For all good things come from you and we need you Oh Lord. Thanks so much! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

May the Lord Jesus guide you in His love leading you! Amen!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You donít need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help by His grace alone!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory@gmail.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about Spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-641-9426

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

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