Daily Devotions

Wednesday - LET THEM LIVE IT OUT

Today’s Scripture: “Then Elijah took his cloak and rolled it up and struck the water, and the water was parted to the one side and to the other, till the two of them could go over on dry ground.... Then he (Elisha) took the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from him and struck the water, saying, ‘Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?’ And when he had struck the water, the water was parted to the one side and to the other, and Elisha went over,” (2 Kings 2:8,14, ESV). 

Theme: Set an example for the next generation and give them a chance to live it out. 

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Tuesday - LIFE ALL-IN

Today’s Scripture: “So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him,” (I Kings 19:19-21, ESV). 

Theme: When God calls you to something, leave your past behind and go all-in, giving your all to Him.   

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Monday - ON LETTING GO

Today's Scripture: “And the Lord said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place,’” (I Kings 19:15-16, ESV). 

Theme: We are not meant to carry on the work forever; we need to be training the next generation of leaders to replace us. 

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Friday - THE GOOD JUDGE

Today's Scripture: “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.” 1 Peter 2:23, ESV  

Theme: Loving like Jesus means refusing to retaliate and trusting God to judge.  

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Thursday - LOVE THROUGH PAIN

Today’s Scripture: “And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’ And they cast lots to divide his garments.” Luke 23:34, ESV 

Theme: Jesus shows us how to generously love even the people who hurt us. 

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