Elisha is tasked with the matter of injustice where a widow is close to experiencing the abduction of her children into human trafficking for debts to be paid. With God’s direction, the widow gathers empty jars for a miracle to save her. What would you do? Would you gather empty jars from neighbors and await the miraculous work of God? Would you take matters into your own hands? Join us to see what “running on empty” looks like according to your faith.
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His encounter in 2 Kings 3:9-20 is as real today as it was then. We run out of water, and we pray to God so that God might “fix it”, but we seldom participate in the work it takes to have a miracle happen. Think of the miracles of Jesus. People were asked to participate in the miracle; “pick up your mat”, “stretch out your hand”, “go wash in the pool”… Jesus asks us to participate in the miracles that God is performing through us today also.
He was anointed by Elijah to follow God. Elisha’s act of faith was made clear in his action of burning his plows and cooking the cows. How are you going to respond to God’s clear calling in your life to serve the Lord?
The point of the encounter is to “stop wavering and make a decision of which God to follow”. What are the false gods in your life that you’ve given allegiance to? Where do you find your faith wavering? Who is getting all your worship? Do you worship the God of heaven, or the gods of worry, money, power, pleasure and sex? It’s time to stop wavering and worship Jesus.
When we try to take matters in our own hands, rather than submit to God’s authority and give issues back to God, we fall into all kinds of trouble. Sarai and Abram, in Genesis 16, took matters into their own hands when trying to have a family, rather than trust in the plan of God. See where that got them. You don’t have to take the controls away from God in order to have a trusting and loving relationship with Him. You can learn to submit in a loving manner.
“The Twin Brothers”. Jacob and Esau face a moral dilemma with selling birthrights for a bowl of soup. Where is God calling you to grow in areas of faith, trust and engaging in the calling of God for your life? You don’t want what the Devil is cooking up in his bowl of soup that he wants to trade for your soul.
What does God want for your life, and what is getting in the way? If you played out the rest of the story, what are you doing now that hinders God’s work in your life? You can choose to stop. As we continue to be transformed into Christ-likeness, what needs to fall away in your life?