Everything is all right

The Response of Faith
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

..."Everything is all right".... 2 Kings 4:26

The prophet Elisha often would travel through the town of Shunem, and in that town was a well-to-do couple who extended hospitality to him. At first, they simply offered Elisha a meal when he came through town. Then, seeing that Elisha needed a place to stay and study, they built a room for him above their house so that each time he came through town, he had a place to stay. He was so appreciative of their kindness that one day he asked the wife what he could do for her. His servant Gehazi later informed Elisha that the woman was barren and her husband was old. " 'About this time next year,' Elisha said, 'you will hold a son in your arms' " (2 Kings 4:16). A year later the son arrived.

One day the father was working in the field, and the son became ill and died. The woman ran to meet Elisha to inform him. When Elisha asked what was wrong, she did not panic and react in fear. Her response to Elisha seemed almost unnatural. "Everything is all right," she said. Elisha went to the boy and raised him from the dead. It was a glorious miracle. (See Second Kings 4.)

Faith looks at situations through God's eyes, not the eyes of our limited understanding. This woman did not panic, for she knew something more than the current circumstance. Faith does not panic, but realizes that what looks like devastating circumstances may be God's plan to bring glory to Himself by demonstrating His power. When Jesus appeared on the water to the disciples in the middle of the night, they exclaimed, "It's a ghost!" (see Mt. 14:26) First appearances can bring great fear upon us even to the point of paralyzing us. Find the Lord in your circumstance today. Exercise your faith today and trust Him for His outcome in the situation.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

The Value of a Soul
Pastor Adrian Rogers

"Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Christ." 1 Peter 1:18-19

I was talking to a man who sold real estate and asked him, "What determines the worth of a piece of property?"

He said, "What a person is willing to pay for it."

In other words, it doesn't matter how much you paid for it yourself. It's what another person is willing to pay to have it for himself or herself.

That makes me want to shout! You and I must be worth something if Jesus would pay His life to have us for His own. Jesus is the proof of how much we're worth.

Do you know how much you weigh? Call a jeweler or a bank today and ask how much your weight is worth in gold. Then realize there's no comparison to your worth in blood ... the blood of Jesus Christ.

For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers, please visit www.lwf.org.


Becka said...

Beautiful, love this post,

KrippledWarrior said...

I never thought to value my self by the price Jesus paid in blood for me. That was very thought provoking.

Heart2Heart said...

What a unique way at looking at faith through God's eyes and not our own.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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