Repeat the Triumphs of the Lord

Repeat the Triumphs of the Lord

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him–and he was a Samaritan. 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 17:15-19

You who ride on white donkeys, sitting on your saddle blankets, and you who walk along the road, consider the voice of the singers at the watering places. They recite the righteous acts of the Lord…   Judges 5:10-11a

     Knowing that the Lord inhabits the praises of His people is reason enough for me to wrap myself in a garment of praise. I want to be where He is. And He is in our praises. The closest place to heaven that we have here on earth is in worship to our Lord. The word worship in Psalms can be translated “to kiss the Son.” When we worship Jesus, in essence we are kissing our Bridegroom. My love for Jesus requires me to deeply worship Him, desperately plead that He hears and receives my praises and sincerely thank Him for making me well. The foreigner leper from Luke 17 chose to worship like this when he was healed. Not even a Jew but a Samaritan, this man alone returned, thanked and praised Jesus and with a loud voice. He fell at Jesus’ feet worshiping Him over and over again.

Are we living our lives with His constant praise on our lips? Are we sharing the testimony of our salvation with this kind of excitement and passionate thanksgiving? Our testimony to the world should be of His righteous acts—His great glory, majesty, mercy and power. He is the Holy Spirit, who convicts the hearts of men and women. Therefore, people around us need to know that we belong to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and, yes, the Great I Am.

Do people around us know Jesus is a constant companion, a gentle and faithful friend?  Do they know He is also the bondage breaker, our buckler and shield, and the one who took our nails when he was crucified upon the cross? Jesus took all of my sins, my guilt and my shame with a love so abounding that it paved my path to heaven and set me free. The same power that brought Jesus up from the dead is the very power that He has put in us. We need to repeat these righteous triumphs of the Lord, which is always worship to Him.

Today’s Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, that we can repeat Your righteous triumphs and worship You. I ask that all who know me would be given eyes to see that You are the King of glory and the God of grace. Let my life so reflect Your love and be wrapped in such a garment of praise that all who cross my path would desire You and chase Your love for themselves today. In Your name, Amen.

Celia Laughlin

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