“Naaman’s servants went to him and said, ‘My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?’” 2 Kings 5:13.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Kings 4-5, Psalm 83, and 1 Timothy 2.
Do you save your best stuff for the Big Moment?
Naaman has a bad reaction to what Elisha tells him what to do in order to get rid of his leprosy. “Bath in the Jordan? If river bathing would get rid of the leprosy there are much nicer rivers where I am from.”
Fortunately, Naaman’s servants give him wonderful advice and he does what Elisha told him to do and the leprosy is gone.
I relate Naaman’s initial attitude to my own at times. I treat some things as if they are beneath me. I could do them……..but who would notice?
Why do I put on my “Godly cloths” only for special occasions? Where is my Godliness in the mundane tasks of life?
If you live in a household, there are countless things to be done. Many of them are “little” things. Take out the trash. Pick up your clothes. Be thankful for things done for you. The list is endless………..but that list exists and the rewards for doing things on it are very limited. It is part of what I like to call, “the details of my life.” I want God in those “details,” but will I function as if He is in those details? Will I work on the mundane as if He is watching, BECAUSE He is!
“Lord, this one hits home. Forgive me for arrogance. For thinking that I am immune from being a full-time contributor to bettering things in my midst. Open my eyes/ears to needs close by. Needs that I can meet. Make me a cheerful worker no matter what the level of work is. I love You, Father.”
I must be willing to do “whatever” God wants no matter what the reward is.
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