‘I Did It My Way’
“I Did It My Way” was not only the title of a song that Elvis Presley sang during his career. It is also what we want to do at times. When we read about Naaman in II Kings Chapter 5, we find where he was also used to doing things his way. I don’t want to give too much away because you will understand it more by reading about him, but Naaman was a captain of the host of the King of Syria and was a leper. His only hope of being cured came from Israel.
Naaman thought he could buy his healing, and he was outraged when Elisha told him to go wash in the River Jordan. He thought he should receive the royal treatment. But we, just like Naaman, have to realize that God’s way is better than our way. We may not understand why, but God can use anything to accomplish his purposes.
Happy anniversary wishes this week to Larry and Donna Kirkpatrick on July 17; Cecil and Judy Berry, Mark and Cam Emerson, Jeremy and Dee Dee Hendrix and Tom and Wanda Robinson, all on July 22; Mike and Kristi Graham on July 23; Danny and Loria Allen on July 26; and Ricky and Cindy Lackey on July 27.
Happy birthday wishes to Alice Gibson and Calah Merritt on July 21; Leslie Fortinberry and Connie Stinnett on July 23; Jackson McCutcheon on July 24; Jim Pugh, Brittney Halbrooks, Robert Hopper and Larry Speakman, all on July 25; Rachel Berry, Elizabeth Chisgar and Carrie Creighton, on July 26; Marsha Barton, Micah Long and Gavin White on July 27; Cheryl Wright, Melissa Knighten and Cindy Shaw on July 28; and Lloyd Sullivan on July 29.
Special happy 50th anniversary wishes go out to our friends Cecil and Judy Berry, who celebrated their special day Wed., July 22.