Scripture Reading:2 Kings 4:35
Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes
Reflection: Elisha could see the Shunamite woman approaching. He could tell all was not well. When the woman arrived and informed him of the death of her only child, Elisha sent his servant to go and place his staff on the dead body of the little boy. He knew the anointing on his staff will resurrect the child but this proved to be a fiasco. Undeterred by this negative news, Elisha proceeded to pray personally over the dead body. He spread himself over the boy and prayed his heart out. Still nothing happened. He then came out of the room, paced up and down for a little while and got back with all readiness to pray again. Amazingly he was not discouraged at the failure of the previous attempts to get the boy resurrected. He still had the urge to pray. This time around, after praying for the child, the miraculous took place. The little boy sneezed seven times and came out of the land of the dead! Clearly, Elisha was not just a prophet. He was a man of faith. Whoever you are and whatever anointing you carry, the time will come when you will need to apply unrelenting faith to deal with issues. Faith is the firm conviction that your expectation shall surely manifest. It makes you persevere in life. It is the antidote to discouragement. It will urge you on until your joy is fufilled.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that I can have faith in life. Help me keep faith alive and strong in my life.
Confession: I am full of faith. I will not be discouraged in life. I will not give up in life. I will keep working at things with faith until I see the glory of the Lord.