A few weeks ago I went on the walk to Emmaus. It was a great weekend of God's love. During the weekend one of the things they tell us is to participate don't anticipate. That is a huge lesson; the week after the walk I realized that this was not only a lesson for Emmaus, but also a lesson for life.
Why is it a lesson for life? It is because we can't see the whole picture. If you read my last post you know that I struggle with this greatly. I learn from my Bible that I can't trust my physical eyes for they can't see the spiritual protection around me. We find this in 2 Kings 6:8-19.
Elisha Traps Blinded Arameans8 Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.”
9 The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.
11 This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”
12 “None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.”
13 “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.
15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.
19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.
Wow. The Bible tells me that all things are possible through Christ. So today my prayer is for God to open my spiritual eyes to see that he has control of the different situations in my life.
Dear Lord, I praise you for your protection and strength. Please touch my eyes may they be opened to your provision and allow me to see the path you have rest prepared for me. Help me to remember with You I can do what I need to.
In Jesus name, Amen
How do you live the truth that you can do all things through Christ? When you fail how do you start over?