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2 Kings 5:10-14

10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean." 11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, "Indeed, I said to myself, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.' 12 "Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?" 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

We all have a tendency to want to do big things for the Lord.
But the questions is, what is big to the Lord
Is it a crusade where there are thousands of people in a stadium hearing the word of God?
Is it hundreds of people being saved?
Is it healing a blind man or raising the dead?
Is it selling millions of worship CD's?
Is it a huge church building?
We all have our own ideas what doing something big for the Lord is, but reading today's devotional verses, it not a matter of quantity but rather are you trusting in the Lord?
Here Naaman wanted Elisha to personally come to him and heal him, not some messenger.
If he was to dip in a pool of water, he wanted it to be one of the finest bodies of water.
Sometimes the Lord asks us to do simple things that will have great results, but we doubt the Lord because it doesn't seem big enough for such a big God.

  • 1 Kings 19:11-12 11 Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD. ' And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.

  • So stop looking for God in the big things, if you can't trust Him in the little things.
    Ask the Lord to open your ears this week so that you can hear that still small voice, then be obedient to it!

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