Scripture Reading: 2Ki 2:14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
Reflections: Elisha used to be one of the servants of Elijah. One day Elijah decided to embark on a journey. A chariot of fire was going to whisk him away from the earth and send him to heaven. The event was going to mark the end of his life on earth. Unlike the other servants of Elijah, Elisha saw the need to follow his master through and continue to serve him till the very last day. Even though Elijah resisted the move, Elisha could not be moved. He wanted a double portion of master’s anointing and he was ready to pay any price for it. After crossing three different locations with him, suddenly in a flash, a chariot of fire whisked away his master, Elijah. He knew the catch word was to let his master know that he had seen the chariot. Everything about the flight happened suddenly and in a flash but smartly as he had positioned himself, he saw it all. As his loud and strong voice broke through the clouds to reach the voice of his master with the cry of‘ my father, my father’,…, Elijah dropped down his mantle. Elisha took hold of it immediately. He knew he had fought very well for what he most needed in life. In life, like Elisha, you must fight for what you need. You must keep fighting until you get it.
Prayer: Oh Lord, give me the spirit that persists so I can fight for my destiny.
Confession: I don’t give up in life. I fight for what I need. I persist until I get it.