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Doing the little things

“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.

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Too good to do the little things?

“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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