Hold on to the promise

Hi how was you week? Mine was great. Last weekend I went to a big women’s conference in Sydney. It was fantastic and I received a lot from God that I am still trying to process. In life group this week, we read the story in 2 Kings 4:8 to 37. It is the story about a woman who was barren. Elisha told her that one year from now, she would embrace a son. It came true but many years after that, the boy took sick in the field and died at home.

Have you ever received a promise from God that seemed impossible? However, after a time that promise came true and you rejoiced greatly. Then something happened and your promise died and you are stuck with a dead promise and your joy has gone. All hope seems lost, but is it? What do we say about our promise? Do we hold a funeral for it and bury it, thinking that it wasn’t from God after all? If you are in that place now, I have news for you and it is from the above story.

When the woman’s son died, she laid him on the prophets bed. Then she took action – her servant saddled a donkey and off they went to find the one that gave her the promise. We need to get up and seek God Who gave us the promise. Leave the promise for a while and seek God.

But don’t speak negative over your lost promise. The woman kept saying “all is well” until she found and spoke to the prophet. Even then she didn’t tell him what happened. She basically said in verse 28, didn’t I tell you not to give me a promise – I didn’t ask for it and now it is gone. It would have been better not to have the promise at all than go through this. Have you ever felt like that? God doesn’t mind if we get real with Him.

The prophet went with her and went to the room where the promise lay dead. He lay on that promise, revived that promise then lay on that promise again and it resurrected. The boy was alive – her promise was resurrected.

If we have a promise that has died, seek God and take hold of that promise again. Revive that promise by believing again in the promise and speak life to the promise and it will be resurrected.

This week, search your heart for those promises and let’s get them revived. God said that His Word will not return void but we need to keep the promise alive.

Have an amazing week and keep living the life God intended for you. Bless you heaps.

Karen

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