Scripture Reading : 2 Kings 5:13
And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash and be clean?
Reflections: Naaman would have missed it all. He was about to return to his native land without having been healed of his leprosy. He fumed and raged at the thought of going to dip himself into the Jordan River as prophetically instructed by Elisha. ‘After all, there are better rivers in my homeland Syria’, he said to himself. He thought it was all wrong and demeaning for Prophet Elisha to have asked him to wash in the Jordan. Just before he will take off in his chariot homewards, his servants approached him and convincingly got him to obey the divine instructions from Elisha. As he yielded to their wise counsel and dipped himself into the Jordan, he encountered the miraculous. His healing took place at once. He owed it all to his servants. In life you must learn to surround yourself with people who give wise counsel! Without them, you can miss your miracle.
Prayer: Dear Lord, let me be surrounded by wise people who will get me to respond to your will.
Confession: I am surrounded by wise people.