Saturday, September 1, 2012

2012 September 1 - Morning Manna

And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us. Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye. And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go. So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood. But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
(2 Kings 6:1-7)
Today's Morsel: The Bible says that Elisha, did twice as many miracles than his mentor Elijah did during his ministry. Many people today are looking for a miracle in their lives. Some are looking for:
üMiraculous healing
üWin the lottery
üA way to get out of debt
üThe right job
üA godly Spouse
üA change in their health
üA change in their situation
Whatever it is, they want a miracle to take place. But most people don't have the patience to wait for it. They seem to be on pins and needles while they are waiting. Isaiah said: "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:29-31). The writer of Hebrews said, "For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise" (Hebrews 6:13-15). Abraham had to wait for his miracle. Joseph had to wait for his as well. And we must learn to wait for our miracle, too. Paul said, "For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:24-27). What would it take to get you to the point that you are willing to wait on your miracle without losing hope? If you are waiting on something from God, then do not cast away your confidence because it has a great recompense of reward attached to it. (Hebrews 10:35-39).
Sing: I 'm learning how to lean, and depend on Jesus. He's my friend, and He's my guide. I'm learning how to lean, and depend on Jesus, I found out, if I would trust Him, He will provide.

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