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Monday, November 4, 2019

The Pride of Naaman and later his obedience: Reflection by Prayer Aid (Jane Pimenta)

 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord His God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.  Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel?  Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?”  So he turned and went off in a rage”  2 Kings 5:11-12
Naaman went off in a rage!  His ego, stood between him and his healing, he expected the prophet Elisha to come out and meet him!   Another issue was his pride which caused him to be disobedient to the prophet and rationalise rather than obey ‘Are not Ababa and Pharpar, …………waters of Israel?”   But the Lord never gave up on Naaman, he spoke to him again through the servant and Naaman obeyed and was healed.  Vs 13-14
The attitudes that stood between Naaman and his healing are often the same attitudes that stand between us and God’s healing and blessings.  
This season of Lent, let us ask God change our hearts and set us free from every negative attitude.  

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