Tuesday, 6th September 2022: Don’t take the mercies of God for granted!

Scripture Reading: 2Kings 5:17
And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’ burden of earth? For thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods but unto the LORD

Reflections: Naaman was a pagan and the captain of the army of Syria. He suffered from leprosy despite the successes he chalked on in his military campaigns. One day he learnt about the prophetic healing ministry of Elisha and decided to visit him. His visit proved to be rewarding. God healed him after he yielded to Elisha’s instructions to dip himself in the Jordan river seven times. This miracle stunned him and resulted in his conversion from pagan worship to the worship of the God of Israel. From his action, we deduce that every act of divine mercy we encounter should serve as an avenue for us to submit our lives totally to God and commit ourselves to serving him only. Like Naaman, don’t take the mercies of God for granted. Let it drive you to make a decision that reflects your sustained commitment to serve God and him only unflinchingly!

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for your mercies. I submit totally to you.

Confession: I experience God’s mercies. I submit totally to His Lordship.