6:28AM...rang out in orange lights on the digital clock by my bed yesterday morning...I'd stayed up late watching the Olympics and really wasn't ready to greet the day. My husband came in the room to say he'd been up since 3:30AM... Moses had demanded to go out and moon gaze. No sooner had we finished chatting than I saw the "red ball rising" in the east. "Get your camera," I sensed God saying. Instead I decided to open emails. The first one was the Adrian Rogers devotional below.
Obedience Brings Blessing
“Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.” - Jeremiah 7:23
In 2 Kings 5:10, we read that God chose to heal Naaman, who was a leper, in a very unique way. God told Elisha to tell Naaman to wash seven times in the Jordan and he would be healed.
Why seven times? Why not eight or five times? Because the number seven is the number of perfection in the Bible. One is the number of unity. Two is the number of witness. Three is the number of deity. Four is the earth number. Six is the number of man.
When God told Naaman to dip seven times, He was saying, “If you want Me to bless you, not only must you obey, you must obey perfectly.”
If you want God’s blessing upon your life, you cannot just obey in part, you must obey perfectly. What wife wants a husband who is 85 percent faithful to her?
Sensing the instruction to turn from my favorite wide water view and walk back to our cove, I continued to dodge sprinklers and came upon this scripture sign. A reminder it is not about me, but about God and the gift of his Son.
Then it happened...the big bubbles, the ripples and the turtle's head. Before I knew it his shell surfaced as well. Wanting a better shot, I stood up on the back seat of the boat and I guess my RED nightgown startled him and he expediently dove under with a splash! It was so exciting!
Off to jury duty today! Bet there will be some life lessons in that environment!