Avoiding Stagnation…

Read: 2 Kings 1-3
Marked: 2 Kings 2:16, Then they said to him, “Look now, there are fifty strong men with your servants. Please let them go and search for your master, lest perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “You shall not send anyone.”

Elijah the prophet has been taken up into heaven and Elisha, his successor, has taken up his mantle and he begins his ministry in the same spirit as Elijah. The sons of the prophets saw the power of God at work in Elisha (V15), yet insisted on searching for Elijah (V16).

It’s exciting to be part of a thriving ministry and see the Spirit of God moving. But we have a tendency to want to stay where we are once a godly leader goes to be with the Lord. We want to see the work continue in the same vein and as a result we become stagnant.

But God wants us to keep moving and not rest in our past successes. He will raise up new leaders and do new things among us.


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