2 Kings 8:1
2 Kings 8:1
In the days of Elijah, God sent a terrible famine that lasted three-and-a-half years. Here, in the days of Elisha, another famine will come – but it will last seven years. That’s the way the Lord works. He slowly but surely increases the pressure in our lives until we bow our knee and say, “Lord, Your will be done.”
When Elisha told this woman whose son he restored to life that famine was coming, he didn’t say, “Here’s a miracle to see you through.” He said, “You better do something practical. Go somewhere the famine is not going to hit.” Sometimes the Lord does something miraculous. Other times, He works very naturally.
The Lord truly loves you and wants to spend time with you. The only difference between a strong believer and a weak one is responsiveness. The times you’ve been wakened in the night or felt a stirring in your heart while you watched TV may have been the Lord calling you to spend a few moments with Him. People who develop and mature in Him are simply those who have said, “I’ll turn off the TV or roll out of bed in response to His call.” And those who heed His call are never disappointed.
Pastor Del Casale