2 Kings 5:1-8:15
2 Kings 5:14, “So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.”
Have you ever made plans only to have them fall through? Or wanted an answer to a specific prayer but had preconceived notions of how God should respond? Sometimes we are so stubborn that we insist things go our way. And if they don’t, we get upset. Why do we think our way is best? Because we see things through the lens of pride as we focus on ourselves and our own self-interest.
In today’s reading, Namaan, a man of great power and success, struggled with the same thing. He had certain expectations of how God should heal him of leprosy, but when God did it differently, he stomped off in a fit of rage. It wasn’t until he humbled himself before God that he received healing.
If we block everything out but our own hidden agendas, then we will never hear God’s voice. But if we come before Him with a humble heart, we are teachable and open to how and what He wants to do in our lives. That’s when He reveals His will and way to us so we can grow and fulfill our purpose.
Lord, Forgive me for my prideful ways and help me be humble and open to Your will. I trust that Your way is the best way! Amen.