Let God be God
December 19, Friday
“But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.” 2 Kings 5:11 (KJV)
Christians are so quick to judge, particularly when the story of others are being told. Look at the story of Naaman, it is so easy to condemn him for being arrogant and Proud. But wait a minute, have you not been like that at some point or the other? Have you not also looked at some instructions and thought you had better alternatives? Have you not laughed at some promises to scorn saying in your mind that they are impossible? Have you not waived some demands for simple obedience in search of more complex ways out? Of course you have, at one time or the other. Maybe you are even in this position now. But I come to challenge you as the year draws to a close to get your mind out of the way. Let God be God. He is God; you are not. He is able to exceed your expectation without following your methods.
Look at the story of Naaman again; he wanted to be healed. He not just wanted it, he desired it, yet when the instruction came, it appeared insulting to his ego. He wanted a magic wand that required nothing from him. He was not ready to play any part in the miracle. He expected the man of God to come and pray over him but God had a different plan. Thank God for the men around him who could speak sense into him. Men who could dare to look at the general in the face and tell him the truth. Men who are not sycophants but who are true helpers. This brings me to a question: who are you surrounding yourself with? Just a food for thought.
Beloved, when you come to God, get your mind out of the way. Drop your ego and your assumptions, surrender to Him and trust Him completely and God will come through for you.
Further Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Luke 5:1-7 Daily Bible Reading: Morning Jonah 1-4 Evening Revelation 10