Bid Him Do Some Great Things

Instead of that, Elisha, who was perhaps busy writing, did not even

come to the door or the window. He merely sent out the message:

"Tell him to dip seven times in the Jordan."

And away went Naaman, saying, I thought, I thought, I thought.

I have heard that tale so often that I am tired of it. Give it up,

and take God's words, God's thoughts, God's ways. I never yet knew a

onverted just in the time and manner he expected to be. I have

heard people say, "Well, if ever I am converted, it won't be in a

Methodist church; you won't catch me there." I never knew a man say

that but, at last, if converted at all, it was in a Methodist


In Scotland a man was converted at one of our meetings--an employer.

He was very anxious that all his employees should be reached, and he

used to send them one by one to the meetings. But there was one man

that wouldn't come. We are all more or less troubled with

stubbornness; and the moment this man found that his employer wanted

him to go to the meetings he made up his mind he wouldn't go. If he

was going to be converted, he said, he was going to be converted by

some ordained minister; he was not going to any meeting that was

conducted by Americans that were not ordained. He believed in

conversion, but he was going to be