Daily Devotion – February 5, 2018

2 Kings 2: 1-3 

1 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.”

But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”

“Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”

Devotion by Laurie Spencer

Elisha demonstrated great faith, didn’t he?  Persistent faith. In later verses he repeats this faithfulness as he follows his adopted father Elijah wherever he travels.

I think back to Trish’s sermon yesterday and the image of her holding up a sign that said, “We will wait upon the Lord”.  It made me think about patience and loyalty. As Trish described in her own life (and it’s certainly true in mine), it’s hard to make time in the morning to sit quietly with God. So often the only thing on my mind is packing my lunch for my first job and packing my dinner for my second job.  Yet building a habit of waiting, listening, giving our relationship with God some Loyal, Faithful Time; this is a habit that truly blesses us and lifts us beyond our every day lives.

Elisha was given great power as reward for his faithfulness.  Who knows what blessings will come our way for our patience and loyalty?


Father, Mother God, loving me so much that you wait for me daily.  Please help me to wait on you also. 

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