Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 8, 2014

"What have you done for me lately?"  It's amazing how our memories quickly forget God's shower of blessings, and the kindness of others.

Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed?  Where are the other nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"  Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
                                            ---Luke 17:17-19 TNIV
Jesus heals ten men of leprosy, but only one thanks him.  I don't believe we can imagine the horror of leprosy, yet Jesus has mercy on them and they are healed, freed to live an entirely new life.  Yet all but one forgets to live with a gratitude attitude.

I have been blessed by God, no doubt, you have as well.  I have been blessed by acts of kindness and mercies by many people around me.  I want to make it my prayer to live gratefully, not forgetful of those blessings from God and others.  I want to get over my short memory, and live in thanksgiving.  That will take some changes, how about you?
Dale Patterson