“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his
master, and honourable …he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.”
(2 Kings 5: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
Before Naaman was healed of his leprosy, the Hebrew maid in his home advised him to
visit Elisha. The Hebrew maid gave him insight into the possibility of healing; she
told him who to meet to get healed. Naaman’s recovery began with the knowledge he
got from the Hebrew maid.
Friend, what is your level of knowledge? What do you know about God? What do you
know about your career/business/ministry? What information and knowledge do you have
about your operating environment? What knowledge have you acquired to help you
advance to the next level? What knowledge are you feeding yourself with?
God says, grow your knowledge base. Strive to learn new things; learn new ways of
doing things in your career/business; learn new ways of getting the right results
without doing anything wrong; learn new, efficient ways of getting your work done;
learn new things in other people’s fields; gain new knowledge about the things you
want to achieve for yourself in life. By all means possible, never let a day pass
without learning something new.
Knowledge linked Naaman to his healing and pushed him to the next level. The
difference between where you are now and where you will eventually arrive at, is
knowledge. If you know nothing, you will be nothing. If you hate knowledge, you
might as well be content with your ‘leprosy’.
In Psalm 119 vs. 66, the psalmist prays thus: “Teach me good judgment and knowledge:
for I have believed thy commandments”. Ask God for grace to increase in knowledge;
ask God to show you the new knowledge that will increase and prosper you.
Pray With Me: Lord, open my eyes to strategic knowledge that will improve and
increase me, in Jesus’ name!
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Enjoy A Super Sunday.