Weekly Word: July 17
~ The Lord hath opened mine heart Isaiah 50:5
God can speak to you through anybody! The question is can you hear him? Naaman was the commander and chief of the Syrian Army, but he was dying of leprosy. He wanted to be healed but wanted it done his way. God is not Burger King – you will have to do it His way not yours. First, Naaman wanted Elisha to come personally and speak to him because he was a man of ranking and prestige. However, instead Elisha sent his servant saying, “go out and wash yourself seven times in the Jordan.” Consequently he didn’t like the Jordan river because it was dirty; “are there not cleaner rivers?” (2 Kings 5:12) God wouldn’t accommodate his pride and He won’t cater to ours either.
Naaman received his healing only when He humbled himself and became willing to listen, according to 2 Kings 5:13. Our problem is that if God doesn’t speak to us in a familiar way, we don’t receive it. God can use anybody to speak to you. Even someone you don’t know. Be sensitive, be humble, and be willing to hear.
~ Pastor Turner