Archive for September, 2016
What If We Were Brave Enough to Open Our Hands?
September 29, 2016
I opened the refrigerator to find it completely empty. We knew the day had been coming, but it was sobering to be able to see past the bare metal shelves to the plain white plastic walls of the fridge. Empty. I had five days until payday. 2 Kings 4:42-44 (ESV) 42 A man came from Baal-shalishah,… read more »
Purify Us, Oh God!
September 26, 2016
When the prophets ate the stew, they knew it was poisonous and refused to keep eating. What are we to do when we encounter situations that are poisonous–the kind where our antennae are raised and we’re not quite sure what to do? 2 Kings 4:38-41 (ESV) Elisha Purifies the Deadly Stew 38 And Elisha came again to… read more »
Where Do You Turn When You Need Help?
September 22, 2016
2 Kings 4:16-37 (ESV) 16 And he said, “At this season, about this time next year, you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God; do not lie to your servant.” 17 But the woman conceived, and she bore a son about that time the following spring, as Elisha had said… read more »
Hospitality: A Call to Open Hearts and Homes
September 19, 2016
2 Kings 4:8-17 (ESV) Elisha and the Shunammite Woman 8 One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food. So whenever he passed that way, he would turn in there to eat food. 9 And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I know that this is… read more »
What Do You Need God to Provide?
September 15, 2016
2 Kings 4:1-7 (ESV) Elisha and the Widow’s Oil Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2 And Elisha… read more »
What Hard Thing Do You Need God to Do?
September 12, 2016
In this passage about kings banding together to defend their countries and God providing water, it is easy to read past the most important nugget, which is in verse 18. Take notice! If this miracle was “light” for God, imagine what He can do in your life! I encourage you to read all of 2 Kings… read more »
Obedience or Rebellion: Which Will It Be?
September 8, 2016
Today’s passage is a hard one to stomach. Stick with me on it. God’s intent is always fruitful, and the takeaways will be worth your perseverance. Elijah had just been taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha had struck the Jordan River with Elijah’s cloak, and God had proven He was with Elisha by parting… read more »
Who Will You Walk With? Elijah and Elisha
September 5, 2016
Henry Blackaby said, “Watch to see where God is working and join Him in His work.” Elisha saw God working in Elijah’s life and followed him on an amazing spiritual journey. Join us for this devotion as we ponder who we walk with. 2 Kings 2:1-14 (ESV) Elijah Taken to Heaven Now when the LORD was about… read more »
Are You All In? The Call of Elisha
September 1, 2016
Inside: To what has God called you? What has He laid on your heart to accomplish? Whatever it is, are you all in? Learn from Elisha what it means to be all in and what it can mean for your life. To what has God called you? What has He laid on your heart to accomplish? Whatever it is, are you all in? 1… read more »