2Kings 5-6

9 So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” 11 But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 But his servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14 So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Don’t trust in your own abilities. Don’t think something is too small to make a difference in your life. So what if I read my Bible. It won’t make any difference if I pray today. Going to church every Sunday isn’t a big deal, that’s not what it’s about… is it? Follow God’s instructions. Build habits into your life which are given to us in God’s word. Don’t trust in your own reason to the exclusion of biblical instruction. Follow the Lord, the Lord’s way. It doesn’t have to make sense to work.

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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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