All In: A Study of Elisha

2 Surprising Ways You Can Change the World: The Death of Elisha

October 31, 2016

Who doesn’t want to change the world? We long to know that our lives have meaning. There has to be more to this life than washing dishes, doing laundry, crunching numbers, and selling products. In 2 Kings 13, we reach the end of Elisha’s life, and in this account we find two powerful ways we… read more »

3 Steps for When You Know Something Bad Is Coming

October 27, 2016

Have you ever wept in anguish over what you can tell the future will bring? You are not alone. You might have the spiritual gift of discernment. Even if you just have good gut instincts, here are 3 steps to take when you know something bad is coming. You join a conversation at a social gathering… read more »

What Everybody Ought to Know About God’s Protection

October 24, 2016

We often don’t recognize or understand God’s protection until after the fact. And then to have it followed by restoration? Bonus! From what do you need God’s protection? It was a dream in the making. The kids had left the nest, and now they could go on grand adventures of their choosing. They had been planning… read more »

When You Need Desperate Trust: The Siege of Samaria

October 20, 2016

Can we admit that God’s timing does not seem perfect to us? Very often, God seems late. We have been going through agony, and He has not been there to help us. At least it feels that way. Desperate times call for desperate trust. The mom had awakened her children before sunrise, dressed them in the only clothes they… read more »

A Refresher in Our Study of Elisha

October 17, 2016

We have been digging deep in our study of Elisha. I hope you have been as thrilled at the richness of God’s Word as I have, and I also hope you have found insights and applications for your life. We have watched as God worked stunning miracles and showed great compassion for people through Elisha. He can… read more »

When You Need to Know Angels Have You: Horses and Chariots of Fire

October 13, 2016

The winter morning was cold; the highway seemed dry. My car was driving itself on my 50-mile commute to work. I hardly needed to pay attention, the only traffic the occasional semi or other pour soul making the barren commute between the two cities. My tires slipped. What was that? I jolted alert and took the car off… read more »

How to Handle Your Burdens: The Axe Head Recovered

October 10, 2016

Life had been heavy, weighty. For weeks, tension had filled the house as we navigated difficult waters. My heart barely beat, my bones ached. Would we ever see light? Would all of these burdens one day be resolved? I fell asleep too easily each night, exhausted with not living. One night, I realized I hadn’t… read more »

When You Need to Know God Knows: Gehazi’s Greed and Punishment

October 6, 2016

Today’s devotion is on video! Gah! Scary (for me). Click on the link below to watch it, then come back to read the account from the Bible and reflect on the Digging Deeper questions. Devotion 12 of All In: A Study of Elisha If you are reading this via email and the video link doesn’t work, no… read more »

Hearing God’s Voice in the Ordinary: Naaman Healed of Leprosy

October 3, 2016

He had done it again. I couldn’t believe it. Didn’t he understand the consequences? Fuming, I texted a friend. I wanted to tell her all about it, but I didn’t want anyone to see the conversation. We agreed: I’ll text you, you delete, you text me, I’ll delete. How is it that life gets so… read more »

What If We Were Brave Enough to Open Our Hands?

September 29, 2016

I opened the refrigerator to find it completely empty. We knew the day had been coming, but it was sobering to be able to see past the bare metal shelves to the plain white plastic walls of the fridge. Empty. I had five days until payday. 2 Kings 4:42-44 (ESV) 42 A man came from Baal-shalishah,… read more »

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