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Friday, August 03, 2007

Don't Give Up!

"Elisha passed to Shunem, where there was a notable woman."2 Kings 4:8 The Bible speaks of a "notable woman" who lived in Shunem. God gave her a son when she couldn't have one. Then suddenly in his twenties he dies. So she picks him up, puts him on a horse and carries him back to Elisha, whom God had used to announce his birth in the first place. Imagine what her neighbours must have thought as she passed by. "It's over, bury him!" But not her. She refused to stop and get the opinions of faithless people, or discuss her situation with those who were unqualified to help. Be careful who you open up to in a crisis! Make sure they know God and that their words line up with His. The warranty hasn't expired on the promises God gave you. This woman believed that if God started it, He could finish it. If He made it, He could fix it.

And how does her story end? Elisha stretches his body out on top of the dead boy's body and his corpse gets warm. Now that's good, but this lad needs more than just warmth - he needs new life. So Elisha stretches out on top of him again. This time the boy sneezes seven times and comes to life. What's the lesson here for you? No matter how bad things look - stay on top of the situation! Keep believing God. Walk the floor and pray all night if you have to, but don't give up. Keep standing on the Word. Your dream may not be fully alive yet, but it's getting warm. Things are improving. God is moving. Your answer is on the way - don't give up until it arrives!

Soulfood Bible Readings Deut 3-4, Mark 1:35-45, Ps 78:32-39, Pr 16:31 To view any more information please visit The Word For Today WebSite at http://www.thewordfortoday.com.au/

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