[CF Devotionals] 2014-03-03 - What Would a Prophet Say?

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2 Kings 6:1-7

As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water. “Oh, my lord,” he cried out, “it was borrowed!” (2 Kings 6:5 NIV)

We were running out of meeting room, so all us prophets went to Elisha, and we asked if we could build a larger place. Elisha gave his consent, but didn’t offer to help, so we asked Elisha if he would assist us, and he did. Elisha did more than build a building; he shaped our character.

The men started to cut trees, to make poles for the new space. As I was cutting, an iron ax head fell into the nearby water. The ax was borrowed, so I cried out for Elisha to help.

When the ax fell into the water, I panicked and went to Elisha first - and not God. As a prophet, I was trained to hear from God, but when I faced a predicament, I went to man instead.

Elisha asked where it fell. Every moment counted. Elisha cut a stick and threw it near where the ax head was. The stick made the iron float, which enabled me to get it out of the water. Elisha was calm, and told me what to do, and I got the iron back, no worse for wear. I was so relieved.

Lord, I could list for You a bunch of items that I am afraid of happening. All of those things can’t hold a match to Your power. I know that, and yet fear tries to worm itself into my life. Thank You for pointing this out to me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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