I wrote a devotion this week, My Expectations, that included the lectionary text, 2 Kings 5:1-14. It was only today that I took the time to read, slowly, Chapter 5 in its entirety. (sigh) The point of the devotion is that I need to obey God even when I can’t see the point of what He is doing. How much more I have learned about that point now that I have read the chapter from the lectionary! I suspect I will learn as I read the other three passages, Psalm 30, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, and Mark 1:29-39, even the whole chapters!
It’s so easy to fly through my day and just grab ‘what I have to’. There’s so much to do. There are so many demands on the finite amount of time I am given. Which takes me back again to the point (for me) in this week’s lectionary texts. God sees my life from a far more encompassing view. He sees how even a moment in my life can greatly affect others. It is crucial that I take time every day to get quiet and listen to Him as He guides and directs me through each day that can, in turn, weave a beautiful life tapestry.
2 Kings 5 is filled with individuals who could have changed the course of events if they had made a different choice. I can’t possibly see all the impact that my actions or my words can make. So how much more important is my commitment to spend time with the One who holds billions of stars in their place and every grain of sand and hair on each head is counted and known?!
I am still learning. And I am so very grateful that God is not weary of teaching me.