“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?’ How much more, then when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed!’” 2 Kings 5:13.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Kings 4-5, Psalm 83, and 1 Timothy 2.
Naaman was insulted when Elisha told him to dip seven times in the Jordan River.
Naaman, like us, had his own idea of how God works. He had a framework in mind………and it wasn’t to dip in the Jordan when there were better rivers where he came from.
We do not know what is best for us. God does. That does not mean that we reduce our praying to, “Bless us.” Using Naaman’s example, it means that when we want to see or experience healing, we are to completely open ourselves to the way God will carry it out. Preconceived notions need not apply.
I have experienced times where I have been praying specifically for something but I get weary doing it. I pray about it less, and I start to lose interest. Sometimes when I relax a bit, my prayers get answers. We must trust Him with the arrangements.
“Lord, forgive me for trying to run Your Business. I beg to have Your Timing in place in my life. I covet Your Guidance in all that I do. O Lord, I cannot do without You in any aspect of my life.”
We must let God make the arrangements.