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“May you and I always thank God for caring for us.” <>< Dona 05/22/20

Please read II Kings 6 through 9.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In II Kings 6:1-7 Elisha, a man of God, recovered an axe head that fell in the water by tossing in a stick which made the iron axe head float.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You care about the small problems in our life.  

Something to think about

This incident shows God’s care and provision for those who trust Him, even in the insignificant events of our life. God is always present.  This story also shows how Elisha cared about the problems of those he knew. 

Something to experience

We too should be concerned about the human needs around us.  Especially those who are faithful to the Lord.

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In II Kings 6:8-23 when Elisha’s servant found they were surrounded by an enemy army of horses and chariots he was afraid.  

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord You’re always with those of us who belong to You.

Something to think about

The servant was reassured when Elisha said, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha prayed and the servant was able to see the hills full of horses and chariots of fire, God’s mighty heavenly army. 

Something to experience

When we face situations that seem overwhelming, we need to remember that spiritual resources are there even if we can’t see them. If we can’t see God working in our life, the problem may be our spiritual eyesight, not God’s presence, power and provision.

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In II Kings 7 there was a famine that affected Samaria.  Elisha prophesied God’s deliverance but the king’s officer said it couldn’t happen as Elisha was saying.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the king’s officer wasn’t looking past the problem to Your solution.

Something to think about

The officer didn’t believe but God’s words came true anyway.

Something to experience

We shouldn’t be totally focused on our problems.  We should be looking for God’s solution.  We should develop an attitude of expectancy. When our resources are low and our doubts are the strongest, remember God can open the floodgates of heaven for us. Put your faith in God.  

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In II Kings 8 Hazael was sent by Ben-Hadad, the king of Aram, to find out from Elisha if he (Ben-Hadad) would die from his illness.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Elisha knew that though Ben-Hadad, the king of Aram wouldn’t die of his illness, he would be dying soon.

Something to think about

Elisha told Hazael he would sin greatly. Hazael protested that he would never do that sort of thing. He didn’t acknowledge his personal potential to do evil.

Something to experience

We too may think we’re above sinning greatly.  We may think we could never sink so low.  We should take the Biblical and realistic look at ourselves and admit our sinful potential.  We should ask for God’s strength to resist all evil.

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Prayer

Lord I pray we will reach out and help those around us, especially those who belong to You (Galatians 6:10 AMP; I Timothy 5:8 AMP).  Lord I pray we will not be overcome by fear but will trust You will provide for us (Isaiah 41:10 AMP; John 16:33 AMP).  Lord I pray You will open our eyes to Your presence, power and provision (Psalm 105:4 AMP; Matthew 20:33 AMP; John 10:2 AMP). Thank You Lord for providing for us (Malachi 3:10 AMP; John 10:10 AMP).   Lord I pray we will seek Your strength to resist evil (James 4:7 AMP). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May you and I thank God for providing us with all we need.” <>< Dona