Elisha – A Tale of Ridiculous Faith
Week 1: Ridiculous Commitment
Where We Are Going With This Series
Week 1 – Ridiculous Commitment “Elisha’s Call”
Week 2 – Ridiculous Faith “Digging Ditches”
Week 3 – Ridiculous Provision “Widow and the jar of oil”
Week 4 – Ridiculous Recovery “Floating Axe Head”
A Prophet in the Making –
So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. - I Kings 19:19
Two Principles of Ridiculous Commitment –
Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?” 21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. - I Kings 19:20-21
You Do Not Have To Understand Fully to Obey Immediately.
Those God Uses the Most Are The Ones Who Hold On the Least
LIVE IT OUT
How can you apply the first principle “Not understanding completely before obeying immediately” to your life?
What are you holding on to that prevents you from being used most by God?