It so happened that Aram, on one of its raiding expeditions against Israel, captured a young girl who became a maid to Naaman’s wife. One day she said to her mistress, “Oh, if only my master could meet the prophet of Samaria, he would be healed of his skin disease.”
Naaman was a captain in the Syrian army, very respected and influential, but he had leprosy. Despite all his success, all the honor, he had this painful disease that would eventually take him away from his family. His future didn’t look good. There was a young girl who had been captured and taken against her will from Israel and now was the maid to Naaman’s wife. This young lady could have been bitter, but instead she offered the hope of healing to a man who wasn’t raised to know about Jehovah. She was a friend with faith who shared her faith. Naaman went to the prophet Elijah, received his healing, and became a believer in the true God.
Be a friend with faith who prays for a coworker, encourages a neighbor, gives help to someone in need. You are full of power, full of healing, full of freedom, full of victory. Your faith can lift them up and your words can speak life into them. God is counting on you to share the precious gift of faith you have.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for showing me Your mercy over and over again and bringing me to faith. Help me to have a heart that is always looking for opportunities to share my faith with others, even if it’s a Naaman. I want to be a friend with faith. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”