When We’ve Run Out of Answers – Part 3
Before you begin make sure you’ve completed the previous prayer-workout, click this link:
“Part 2 – The Problem”
“Elisha said, “Bring me a new bowl with salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the spring that supplied the town with water and threw the salt into it. And he said, “This is what the Lord says: I have purified this water. It will no longer cause death or infertility.” And the water has remained pure ever since, just as Elisha said.” – bible.com/116/2ki.2.19-22.nlt
When we decide to petition God we must not make the mistake that we can simply lay it on Him and we have no responsibilities to do something.
“Elisha said, “Bring me a new bowl with salt in it.”
These leaders had to follow the instructions of God’s representative. They could no longer be political. What they had to do was be willing to look silly in the face of people and other leaders. What was salt going to do in a situation like this? They had to be thinking, what you and I would, how in the world will salt change the situation? Keep in mind it was never about the salt, it was about their steps toward God that changed everything.
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.” – bible.com/bible/116/JAS.4.8.NLT
Our God, if the answer is to come to You, then we come. If we must look silly in the face of others so be it. I’m praying not just for myself. I don’t mind looking silly for my children, my spouse, my parents, my family, my neighbors, my community, my state, nor my country. I’m coming close to You because it’s what normal people won’t do. My loyalty isn’t to this world, but to You in Jesus’ name.
When we come to Him, He comes to us. What if our leaders decided to go to Him? I know what would happen. No more drought. No more contaminated food or drinking water. No more pandemic. No more sickness or disease. No more lack or shortage.
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“Part 4 – The Conclusion”