• Staci Sweet

But That Doesn't Make Sense


Doing what the Lord prompted you to do, especially when it doesn’t make sense to you and others.


Luke 17:11-14, “Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! So when He saw them, He said to them, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

Ordinarily one would think Jesus would have laid hands on the men or commanded the spirit of infirmity to leave them. But He didn’t. He told the ten to ‘Go!’ They could have stood there and demanded that Jesus do something spectacular or supernatural, but He didn’t. He gave the simple instruction to leave where they were and go; to a specific place (the synagogue) and to a specific person (the priest). Their immediate obedience to go to the place and to the person in which He commanded was imperative to their healing.

Even after their departure, they could have questioned how could showing themselves to a priest and not to a doctor, in a church service and not at a hospital, heal them of their incurable disease. But they didn’t. Their healing was connected to their obedience to go where Jesus instructed; even when it didn’t make sense to them or anyone around them.

Go where the Spirit of the Lord instructs you. Do what the Word of God says; especially when it doesn’t line up with deadlines, how you think it should be done, and what others are saying you should do.


Make a list of the incomplete assignments or areas in your life where you know you reasoned and rationalized your way out of doing them. Then immediately repent and ask for direction as to how to get them done. Remember repentance is not just saying you’re sorry; it’s actually doing or not doing what you were repentant of.


Be sure to read Obedience, Parts I - III on our OLD ISSUES page!!!!

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