2 Kings 4:25 she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
Life has a way of hitting us hard sometimes. And when it does, many of us crumble, hide from God and sometimes get bitter. As mature Christians however, we are expected to remain firm in our faith and calling. But, can you be counted on to consistently operate at a mature level in God? Or are you prone to vacillate? Unfortunately, most of us vacillate from one level to the next and justify when it actually happens.
When the Shunamite woman needed Elisha in 2 Kings 4:5 to bring her son back to life he could be found where he should be – at Mount Carmel. Mount Carmel signifies operating at a high spiritual level.Elisha’s calling was that of a prophet and many lives depended on him fulfilling that purpose whether he was having a bad or not. If Elisha was not where he should be spiritually, it is likely that the woman’s sons, who should have been raised from the dead, would not have experienced life coming back to his body. How many dead situations happened around us because we were not where we should be?
Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s anointing and he got it. But based on how he lived his life, he did not take the anointing for granted. With the anointing comes great responsibility. Elisha recognized that in order to manifest a double portion anointing relative to his predecessor, he had to sow more in the spirit. He did this by living at a high level every day. While his mentor Elijah visited Mount Carmel, Elisha lived there. He did not just go there occasionally; he lived there permanently. And so because of this consistency when the time came and his giftedness was called upon, he was able to deliver. He was where he should be.
Someone’s miracle hinges upon you living a life that is pleasing to God and thus fulfilling your purpose. It is important therefore to be disciplined in the practice of your spiritual habits.
Life Application: Make a list of the habits that will allow you to operate at a high level and use a friend or accountability partner to help keep you disciplined.
Questions to ponder:
- How is your life leading others to Jesus Christ?
- Are you operating in your calling?
Prayer: Dear Lord, I commit my life to you right now in the name of Jesus. I declare that I will walk in my calling and life a life of purpose. I declare that my life will bring you glory and I will be in a position like Elisha to fulfill that which you have ordained for me. In Jesus name, amen.