Dear Saints of the Living God, Blessings to you and your family!
“Waiting on the Lord”, is the most beautiful thing… It is the source of our energy; not only for the strength and wisdom and encouragement but also this is the time to pour everything that we have in our heart – It is simply a “God moment”, and the Lord loves it… He is completely pleased with it… That’s the moment, when He incubates more opportunities in our lives.
Isaiah says in 40, 28,”…those who wait on the Lord, Shall renew their strength;They shall mount up with wings like eagles,They shall run and not be weary,They shall walk and not faint.”
Even this morning, the fact that you want to read this meditation is because the Lord is causing your heart to search for Him more and more and more… and waiting doesn’t mean, that you are doing nothing… we are allowing the Lord to work in our hearts, and minds and prepare us for what the Lord wants to do in our life. Are you tired of running and things seems to be going out of control… as the bible says in Isaiah, “He will renew our strength”; He will mount up on us, the wings like eagle… and He will give us the “extra” energy that we need to pull the day…
Today morning, I want to meditate about our assignments on this earth… some days when things happen like mundane chores, but the Lord has a purpose and plan for each of our lives.
Let us go to 2 Kings 5, and we can say, there are host of characters that come in this chapter – where none of their names are mentioned. See lot of times, what we do matters, and it doesn’t need to have our name stamped or the star with our name on it in the Hollywood Blvd.
It starts to talk about king of Aram – what is his name, no one knows, but it doesn’t matter for this chapter, “No”; then it talks about Naaman’s wife, and she play a crucial role in this miracle, but her name is not mentioned either; then comes the heroine, who orchestrated the change in the life of this valiant soldier – but has no name; she is called as “a girl” taken as captive from Israel.
We will meditate on the “no name” girl, and what did she accomplish.
“Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”
Here is a girl, who was picked as an item, while the Syrians are raiding the borders of Israel, and in those days, children are seen as liabilities – until they bring food to the table through their work and especially the girls are considered to be at the bottom of the food chain. In fact, she should be crying and feeling sad for herself, instead when she hears about a problem about the leprosy and how it bothers her boss’s husband. She goes to her boss, Naaman’s wife and tells her about the prophet in Israel.
- Because of what she did – the Syrian King, writes a letter to the King of Israel. To put it in perspective, because of this simple act of this young girl (who has no name), the Kings of 2 nations – who hate each other are communicating.
- The head of the army (Naaman), which is considered as the highest post, usually surrounded by their army, takes a hike into Israel without any protection, to meet this prophet, whose address is not known.
- Naaman, should have believed this slave girl’s word so much, that he was ready to give ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold to a prophet, that he doesn’t know – but confident that his leprosy is going to be cured and that he will give that prophet a gift in return… if we translate the measurement of silver and gold, it is 750 pounds of silver and 150 pounds of gold.
Often times, the men and women in the bible who made major changes in the history of their entire nation, doesn’t have their names recorded.
- No one knows about the owner who gave the donkey to Jesus – that carried the King of kings and the Lord of lords into Jerusalem.
- No one talks about the mother who packed lunch for the boy, who gave his fish and bread to feed the 5000.
- Do you know, lot of times, the new people who come to church return to the same church not because of the preacher or the powerful message – but the greeters who invited them with a smile. Their names may not appear in the bulletin, but they accomplished their assignment.
Throughout the bible, we see them as Shunammite woman, or the Samaritan, or the woman near the well and so on… Why? Even when their names have no significance – what they did, matters.
Even this morning, the things that we do matters, for the Lord; The bible says, we are the light, and the salt of this earth… Even though our names may not appear in the billboard, we are the protagonist of the story, the Lord has scripted. We all have a mission to complete and it is not about us – it is all about what the Master wants to accomplish.
Whatever you do, do it with a smile… we will never know, how the Lord will use that interaction for the extension of His Kingdom on this earth. What we do, will have a generational impact. The hands that we shake, will bring healing, because we used them to open our bible. The words that use will bring restoration in the lives of the people, why? because we praised the Lord with the same mouth. My prayer this morning is, that the Lord will give us the heart like the slave girl in Naaman’s house… bringing cheers to the Masters house.
The Lord will use every cluster of our body to bring Glory to His name … Remember, what you do matters…