He (Elisha) said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.”- 2 Kings 6:16
Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 6 of AHA with the third and fourth Scriptural examples of how God rises up early to sound the alarm.
3. Future consequences. Pastor Idleman states that at times God gives us a taste of the coming consequences of our current actions. The problem is, may of us can mistake God’s alarm as merely a coincidental inconvenience. The author believes that, if we look back on our life, we could point out times where God was trying to get our attention.
4. The example of others before us. Pastor Idleman notes that there is something about witnessing someone experience the consequences of making the same decisions we’re currently making that can wake us up. If we’re on the path to the Distant Country, we need to ask ourselves where our chosen path is leading as well as what has happened to others who have gone that way.
Most importantly, the prayer Elisha prayed for his servant must be our prayer as well- open our eyes that we may see. We have nothing to fear!
Today’s question: How has the Lord opened your eyes during your desert, land between time? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “A rude awakening”