Yesterday as I was reading in Luke 17 about Jesus healing the ten men who had leprosy, a couple of little words stood out in my mind.
Jesus told them to go show themselves to the priests. The priests were the ones who could pronounce them clean. He didn't heal them first... he said, "Go to the priests." So they went. And as they went, they were cleansed. They were in the process of obeying Him before He fixed their problem.
How often do we sit and wait for God to fix our problem, rather than getting up and obeying Him? Maybe He won't fix it until we start moving in the right direction.
Oh yeah... and I want to make sure I am the one who goes back to say thank you to God.