Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Be Alert In The Spirit

Tuesday May 30

Bible Reading:     2 Kings 2: 7 - 18
Topic:         Be Alert In The Spirit

We often express desires but lack the courage to carry them through into action.

Elisha knew what he wanted from his Master and was determined to obtain it.

He left everything to follow Elijah even when one could describe the action as reckless courage (1 Kings 19: 19 - 21).

Crossing the river Jordan without knowing how he would return was enough to prove to Elijah that he was highly determined and so after Elijah asked him to make his request (v. 9)

Elisha's request for the double portion of his Master's Spirit proved that he desired to continue and go higher in the spiritual footsteps of Elijah. He saw Elijah taken up - which was the condition for the blessing - and he received what he asked for.

God sees our hearts, knows when we are serious in our prayer request and the faith with which we bring our needs before Him.

Jesus said that we must have faith to receive when we ask (Mark 11: 24), and Jacob shows us that we must not give up until we receive our answers (Gen. 32: 26)

Be ready to persevere till you receive the answers to your prayers.

Teach me how to pray oh Lord and give me the burden and zeal for prayers, Amen.

Memory Verse             2 Kings 2: 12
"And Elisha saw it, and he cried: My Father, my Father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more and he took hold of his own clothes and rent them in two pieces."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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