Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word, it meddles with you. You’ve heard the story of the man who just loved that new preacher. Every week he couldn’t say enough good things about that new preacher at the church. Until one Sunday, he got mad. “Preacher, you done left preachin’ and now you’ve gone to medlin.’ Most people are like that. Are you? That’s why it’s called “heed” counsel. If it’s what you do, and what you think, and what you believe… there’s nothing to heed. Heed only applies, when its something different than what you do, or think or believe. Heed means put on the brakes, change course, do something different than what you’ve been doing. What you just heard, do it. God’s word says – “Leave your simple ways and live.” That means stop doing what you thought, and do what God said. That’s what heed means. It’s really hard. You have to be humble, or you won’t heed. If you think you know better, you won’t heed. Because you think you know better. Naaman wasn’t about to. He was mad that the prophet didn’t even come out to meet him. He thought he’d wave his arms or lay hands on him or something… but send out your servant? Does he not know who I am? The supreme commander of the armies of Syria. Dip in the Jordan? Aren’t there rivers in Syria far more beautiful than this muddy creek? He was not heeding, until his servants begged him. “Sir, if he asked you to do a hard thing, or an impossible thing, or an expensive thing – would you not have done it? Why not do this simple thing?” Finally, Naaman relented – or He would have left - still a leper. And on that seventh time… He was clean. Sometimes you have to heed seven times before you get your miracle. Sometimes it takes more than one heeding to change you. That’s why it’s important to learn to heed. Humble yourself, heed counsel, be willing to come under. Be willing to lower yourself, rather than exalt yourself. God can do that so much better. He can surely humble you – but that’s not humility, that’s correction. But if you humble yourself, He will exalt you – and you will be established on the heights. Isn’t it funny – the low place brings you high. In your weakness, you are the strongest. When you humble yourself, God exalts you. If someone is meddlin’ maybe it’s God trying to get your attention. Will you heed?
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!