But Elisha sent a messenger out to him with a message. “Go and wash yourself seven times in the Jordan River. Then your skin will be restored, and you will be healed of your leprosy. ~2 Kings 5:10 (NLT)
In the Old Testament there was a man named Naaman.
Naaman was a warrior who had great admiration from the King he served. But in all his greatness, Naaman had leprosy. Following advice from a young girl that was a servant to Naaman's wife, he went to meet with a prophet named Elisha for help.
From the prophet Elisha, Naaman learned what he had to do to be healed of the leprosy.
The instructions in the text above are clear and the actions required are simple. But as simple as they are, Naaman became angry and refused to follow the instructions.
His claims were that Elisha wouldn’t even come out to see him in person, and that the water in the Jordan River wasn’t suitable enough for him!
Looking at this text one would say, “What’s wrong with Naaman?
The blessing is right in his face.
But doesn't this happen to us at times?
In 2 Kings we find that Naaman began to walk away angry until one of his officers stopped him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something very difficult, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply, ‘Go and wash and be cured!’” ~2 Kings 5:13 (NLT)
Naaman finally followed the instructions from Elisha and immediately became healed.
You see, ‘Your blessing is in your obedience to God's direction!’
When you know what to do, are you willing to do it?
Even if it doesn't come in the form or package you anticipated in your mind.
What if your marriage is the very thing that you have been praying for to help you and your spouse. But the enemy has consumed you with the reasons you are unhappy in your marriage.
The marriage institution is a blessing and God uses it to change the most complex situations for the better. But sometimes your situation seems so impossible it's hard to see the blessing in it. It's covered up by the hurt, disappointments and frustrations.
We just want to remind you that as you read, meditate and live in God’s Word.
Be mindful of His instruction and feed your spirit so that you are willing to do what God has instructed you to do.
This is how your marriage will be healed.
Don't have a Naaman spirit before he decided to dip in the water! You take the dip!
Take a leap in faith and watch God blow your mind.
We pray God’s strength on your journey in Jesus name!
Until next time, live in peace!
-Billy & Yolanda
P.S.- One of the key components that saved our marriage is our willingness to learn communication skills. Once we nailed down these skills in our marriage, instantly we started to see improvements. On Tuesday, December 5 we will be teaching these skills and we want to make sure you have a spot reserved. Join us at 8pm CST, for 5 Simple Ways to Instantly Improve Communication in Marriage. CLICK HERE to register NOW!
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