And Elisha sent a messenger to him saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and your flesh will return to you, and you will be clean….
But Naaman was angry and went away…
And his servants came and said to him, My father, if the prophet had bid you do some great thing, would you have not done it? How much rather then, when he says to you, Wash, and be clean?
Then he went down, and dipped himself seven times…and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
II Kings 5:10,11,13,14
Pray to the Lord for openness to take in all messages as loving and guiding; rather than be closed and defensive— missing out on your blessings. Just because you don’t understand, doesn’t mean it’s the wrong message.
Father, cleanse me from my inflictions. Open my mind, eyes and heart that whatever messenger You send to deliver me that I am receptive to them. Amen.
Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 21, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
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