I have come to discover that sometimes its easier to limit God, because its easier on our faith. We don’t need to trust much more pray more and we become content with what we have and desiring God to move in bigger things requires as to exercise our trust fully in him and that can sometimes be a scary place.
In 2 Kings 13 we see Jehoash king of Israel visiting Elisha and sudden the prophet was about to die. He cries the same cry Elisha made when Elijah was taken.
Elijah instructs him: Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” However, he stopped at three times, this made Elisha very angry.
As I was reading 2 kings 13, I realised they been under Aram for a period and perhaps they could not see the possibility of victory or maybe it would have taken more effort to shoot more than three times. Similarly, to what we say on day 4, Elisha did not give the king a number he told him to strike the ground!
I believe sometimes as children of God we have been promised victory, that we have authority to trample against snakes and scorpions but maybe its easier to take the back seat. What would God do if we boldly strike the ground if we believe that complete victory over sickness, over disease, over poverty and infirmity is ours. What are you able to achieve?
The enemy wants us to shy away from complete trust in God, when Elisha told Jehoash to Shoot in the East, he was telling him declare war on Aram. When he told him to strike, he instructed him to strike! God wants us to believe that we always triumph not sometimes but always, Jesus defeated the devil he has no power always. Therefore, strike the ground for you will utterly destroy them.
Women Arise and shoot! The bible says our weapons are not carnal but might through God for pulling down strongholds. Whatever is stealing your Joy take it to the limitless God until you see complete victory. This is not the time to slack, let us Give the Devil no room!
2 Corinthians 2:14
2 kings 13
2 Corinthians 10:4
What areas in my life have I slacked?
How have I limited God in My lack of persistence?