13 Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, "I want to. Be clean." Then and there his skin was smooth, the leprosy gone.
14-16 Jesus instructed him, "Don't talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed self to the priest, along with the offering ordered by Moses. Your cleansed and obedient life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done."
I talk to a lot of people who are looking for change to happen to them when in reality change happens because we sought it. I understand that Jesus is the One that changes us but first we have to allow Him access to our lives. When we come to a place where our life speaks more volumes than our lips, we are close to where Jesus wants us. "Your life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done." The weakness in many peoples lives is that they want the impact without the commitment. This cannot happen. In the Kingdom of God, change happens when we grant Jesus Christ access.
Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after." -Thomas Fuller