Elisha – A Tale of Ridiculous Faith
Week 4: RIDICULOUS RECOVERY
The company of the prophets said to Elisha, “Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to meet.” And he said, “Go.” 3 Then one of them said, “Won’t you please come with your servants?” “I will,” Elisha replied. 4 And he went with them. They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees. 5 As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water. “Oh no, my lord!” he cried out. “It was borrowed!” 6 The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. 7 “Lift it out,” he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it. 2 Kings 6:1-7
GOD KNOWS HOW TO HELP YOU FIND WHAT YOU DIDN’T MEAN TO LOSE.
HOW HAVE YOU LOST YOUR SPIRITUAL EDGE?
HOW DO YOU GET YOUR EDGE BACK?
BE HONEST ABOUT WHERE YOU LOST IT.
The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?”… 2 Kings 6:6
WITH GOD’S HELP, TAKE BACK WHAT YOU LOST.
…When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. 7 “Lift it out,” he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it. - 2 Kings 6:6-7
…You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. - Revelation 2:4-5
God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he'll have compassion on you; he'll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered. 4 No matter how far away you end up, God, your God, will get you out of there 5 and bring you back to the land your ancestors once possessed. It will be yours again. He will give you a good life and make you more numerous than your ancestors. - Deuteronomy 30:3-5
LIVE IT OUT
How have you lost your spiritual edge?
God today is providing an opportunity for you “Lift It Out” and reclaim what you have lost.