“And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
(Luke 17: 13)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
When the ten lepers saw Jesus, they seized the moment and immediately asked for mercy. They were thrown out of the city, condemned to the misery of leprosy, but when they saw Jesus, they saw a chance for a better life and they took it without hesitation. They took their chance and they got healed.
Friend, God says, seize the moment; take your chance; take a shot at whatever you need to achieve; use whatever window of opportunity and make the most of it; don’t disqualify yourself when opportunities present themselves; don’t de-market yourself by doing things that have no potential to give you positive results.
The lepers took their chance and they got healed. God says, if you dare to take a chance, you will be divinely rewarded with resounding results. If you are willing and bold enough to take a shot at success, God will favour you and show you mercy.
If those lepers kept silent, just maybe they would have remained lepers and condemned themselves to a life time of regrets. If you do nothing, you just might be condemning yourself to a life time of regrets. If you fail to seize the moment, a time will come when you will rue your missed chances.
If you are wasting your own chances, remember, others are taking theirs: don’t feel bad when they get results and you end up empty handed. Take your chance and God will favour you.
Ecclesiastes 9 vs. 11 says: “…the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all”.
Pray With Me: Lord, give me grace, wisdom and courage to take my chances, in Jesus’ name!
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