Tuesday, 18 January 2022
“Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants? Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever.” And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow,” – 2 Kings 5:25-26
Gehazi missed his once in a lifetime opportunity and calling to serve a man of GOD as rare as Elisha. He served the man of GOD without a heart transformation. This is why many people serve or follow servants of GOD but profit nothing for it, they come out still unchanged or even worse off like Gehazi.
Elisha said to him, “Did my heart not go with you?” Serving or following a servant of GOD is a heart issue. Pretense, deception or tricks will not prevail. One wastes their time serving or following a servant of GOD without heart involvement. At the end of the day it will come to nought.
Who have you been called to serve and follow whom the Spirit has expressly led and directed you? GOD makes leaders out of followers and great men/women out of servants. Some people don’t want to serve or follow, consequently they shipwreck their faith life and destiny.
Serving or following is one of the dealings of the Spirit to break our selfish, stubborn, inflexible, prideful nature, to mold us into Christ character and to prepare us for kingdom service and glory. Our prideful and inflexible nature is not acquainted with being told yes or no, what to do and what not to do. It is acquainted only with doing what it wants where, when and how. It is self-serving and self-seeking at best. This cannot serve GOD nor is it what He can use or bless.
Remember knowledge puffs up, but it is the Spirit who gives life. It is when we humble ourselves under the dealings of the Spirit that we find true and abundant life and peace. One must die to self to live and flourish in the kingdom of GOD.
Serving or following is one of the dealings of the Spirit to break our selfish, stubborn, inflexible, prideful nature, to mold us into Christ character and to prepare us for kingdom service and glory