When You Need to Know Angels Have You: Horses and Chariots of Fire

October 13, 2016

The winter morning was cold; the highway seemed dry. My car was driving itself on my 50-mile commute to work. I hardly needed to pay attention, the only traffic the occasional semi or other pour soul making the barren commute between the two cities. My tires slipped. What was that? I jolted alert and took the car off… read more »

How to Handle Your Burdens: The Axe Head Recovered

October 10, 2016

Life had been heavy, weighty. For weeks, tension had filled the house as we navigated difficult waters. My heart barely beat, my bones ached. Would we ever see light? Would all of these burdens one day be resolved? I fell asleep too easily each night, exhausted with not living. One night, I realized I hadn’t… read more »

When You Need to Know God Knows: Gehazi’s Greed and Punishment

October 6, 2016

Today’s devotion is on video! Gah! Scary (for me). Click on the link below to watch it, then come back to read the account from the Bible and reflect on the Digging Deeper questions. Devotion 12 of All In: A Study of Elisha If you are reading this via email and the video link doesn’t work, no… read more »

Hearing God’s Voice in the Ordinary: Naaman Healed of Leprosy

October 3, 2016

He had done it again. I couldn’t believe it. Didn’t he understand the consequences? Fuming, I texted a friend. I wanted to tell her all about it, but I didn’t want anyone to see the conversation. We agreed: I’ll text you, you delete, you text me, I’ll delete. How is it that life gets so… read more »

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 »

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