God Knows Exactly What He Is Doing

Are you willing to trust God? He may not come through for you the way you expect, but he is working on your behalf. Don’t limit God. He said in Isaiah 55, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (verse 9).

In other words, God will do things that do not make sense to your natural reasoning because he wants you to walk by faith and not by sight. He wants you to depend on him and him alone, so he will build and break you until you lift your hands and say like David, “If it had not been for the Lord on my side, where would I be?”

BLESSING IN DISGUISE
 
In 2 Kings 5, a mighty commander of the Syrian army learned how to trust in the Lord and not lean to his own understanding. His name was Naaman, and he was “a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper” (verse 1).

Naaman was a mighty warrior, a big shot, but he was a leper. As successful as he was, his answer was not in his position or army but where he least expected. God had already orchestrated Naaman’s deliverance and provided him a blessing in disguise, a solution in his own house.

The Bible says, “And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife” (verse 2). This maid was a little lady, but she served a big God. I dare you to say little is much when God is in it.

The little maid faithfully served her mistress. And every time she saw Naaman’s leprosy, she thought of the prophet Elisha in Israel. She thought of all the miracles God had performed in his ministry. And she couldn’t keep her mouth shut. One day, “she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy” (verse 3).

When Naaman heard his wife repeat the maid’s words, faith began to stir in his heart. And he told his king, the king of Syria, about the prophet in Israel who God was using to work mighty miracles. If I can just get where the prophet is, I will be healed, Naaman said.

DON’T LIMIT GOD
 
So, with the king’s permission, Naaman made the long journey from Syria to Israel and arrived at Elisha’s door. Naaman was excited. He had a lot of preconceived assumptions about how his miracle would happen. But Elisha did not even come out of his house to see him because the Holy Spirit forbid him. God did not want Naaman to think that Elisha was the healer. He wanted to get the glory for what he was about to do.

So, Elisha just peeked through the curtain and sent his servant, Gehazi, to deliver this message to Naaman: “Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.” The instructions were simple, but when Naaman heard them, he was angry.

I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper,” he said. “Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage (verse 12).

Naaman was about to make a mistake and miss his miracle just because God would not heal him as he thought. Dipping in the Jordan River seven times made no sense. It seemed foolish. But God will humble you and get you out of your mind so that you can get the mind of Christ. He said in his word, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).

Fortunately, Naaman had servants who were willing to reason with him. “If the prophet asked you to do something difficult, wouldn’t you do it?” they said. “So, you should obey when he simply says wash and be clean.”

LET GOD BE GOD
 
It does not matter when or how God gives you your breakthrough, just as long as he does what only he can do. Jesus once healed a blind man by making clay with spit and mud and rubbing it into his eyes. He then told the man to wash in the pool of Siloam. The blind man obeyed, and his eyes were opened, and he could see.

It does not matter how God performs the miracle. If you have to grab the hem of his garment or tear the roof apart, just do what you can, and he will do what you cannot. Be aggressive about your deliverance. God will not disappoint your faith.
 
FAITH AND OBEDIENCE

So, Naaman listened to his servants’ advice and “went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean” (verse 14). And Naaman said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel.”

When God tells us to do something, we should simply obey. We do not have to analyze and try to make sense of everything because we are not God. God knows best, and he knows what he is doing. He just wants us to step out in faith.

MIRACLE BREAKTHROUGH SERVICE
 
God told us to do a Miracle Breakthrough Service on July 29 in Dallas, Texas, and we are simply obeying. We strongly feel that this meeting is a divine appointment for somebody dealing with marriage trouble, financial struggles, or health issues. Whatever you are facing, God has a miracle with your name on it. So, come expecting to receive a breakthrough in every area of your life.

And some of you may ask, “Why go to Dallas? Why can’t God give me a breakthrough where I am?” Naaman could have asked the same, but he would have never received his healing from leprosy if he stayed in Syria. Sometimes God wants to get you out of your comfort zone and into an atmosphere of faith. Sometimes he wants to test us to see how desperate we are for our miracle. But no matter the reason, he always wants us to trust and obey him because he knows exactly what he is doing.
 
And we are extremely excited about what God is going to do in these meetings, so meet us in Dallas, Texas, at the Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Convention Center on July 29. Your moment of breakthrough is at hand. We invite you to register for the Miracle Breakthrough Service today. Admission and parking are free! Click here to register. 

God bless,
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder
FREE Admission & FREE Parking. Registration is required.

Doors open at 6:30 PM | Service starts at 7:30 PM
For more info, contact (469) 814-8215

Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
777 Watters Creek Blvd. Allen, TX 75013

To book a room at the Marriott Hotel, visit:
www.marriott.com/event-reservations

Or, to book by phone, call:
(469) 675-0800

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