Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Doing What God Asks

"'My father,' they said, 'if the prophet had told you to do something extraordinary, would you not have done it? All the more now, since he said to you, 'Wash and be clean' should you do as he said.'" 2 Kings 5:13

Naaman the leper was taken aback because his cure was so simple. He was prepared to do great things to have his healing take place. Often we are like this. We wait for God to tell us to do great things, and then, we say, we will respond with a willing heart. More often than not, however, God asks us to do the simple things. God asks us to be a good person, to be kind to others, to care for our spouses and our children, to do our jobs to the best of our ability. Yes, sometimes God asks us to make radical changes to our lives, but often the call is to live a Christian life right where we are.

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