To be used by our Lord we must be new, be alive, be real. To have true joy, we must be obedient to Jesus, and we must not be afraid to tell other people about our faith in Jesus. Here is a fascinating Scripture that demonstrates this point:
Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”2 Kings 5:2-3
So Naaman goes to Elisha, the prophet of God in Samaria, to buy a miracle. Elisha would not sell God’s gift to Naaman, yet healing was offered and received for free by God’s grace. Then Naaman says:
Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and he came and stood before him. And he said, “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel…”2 Kings 5:15
In Mere Moments
God took the words of a young slave girl, spoken in faith, and He carried them to two kings and a general. All this because she hadn’t forgotten her LORD, and she spoke up. Here’s my point: These opportunities in our lives to share our faith occur in mere moments; the blink of an eye. Our faith must naturally and continually flow out of us. If we have to think about it, we will miss the opportunity.
If our faith is a natural component of our conversations, Jesus will take our simple words, spoken in faith, and affect kings, generals, and people in high places. We are simply called to tell the good news. It is God’s job to change people.
You can read the full account of Naaman in 2 Kings, chapter 5.
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