Dare to Believe
Believing is the core system of following Christ. Every miracle that took place in the Bible and especially in the New Testament, happened because someone believed.
In 2 Kings the fourth chapter, a wealthy woman invited the Prophet Elisha to stop by for dinner. But, it seems that like many spirit-sensitive people, the woman sensed God’s power and grace on Elisha. For that reason, she felled compelled to do more than just feed Him. “And she said to her husband, ‘Look now, I know that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly. 10 Please, let us make a small upper room on the wall; and let us put a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; so it will be, whenever he comes to us, he can turn in there’” (2 Kings 4:9).
Now every time Elisha came to town, he had a beautiful, well-prepared room to rest and to meditate. One day, as he was contemplating the kindness of the woman, he felt that he had to do something for her. Elisha thought of giving her great recommendation to the king, the captain of the army, the magistrates or some other official of the town. But the woman was wealthy and had no such need. Elisha determined that “Sa paka rete konsa” (something had to be done) for the generosity of this great woman.
As he and his servant continued to brainstorm as to what to do for the kind woman, the servant told Elisha that although she has everything there’s one thing she did not have. Shed did not have any children. Whah? No children? Therefore, my God shall supply all her needs for her kindness (paraphrased). “So he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gehazi answered, “Actually, she has no son, and her husband is old.” 15 So he said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the doorway. 16 Then he said, “About this time next year you shall embrace a son” (2 Kings 4:9).
While the woman was doubtful about receiving and believing Elisha’s word, Elisha on the other hand along with his servant had direct contact and knew the authority and the heavenly access that Yahweh gave him. Hence, when the prophet spoke, he spoke from a knower and not from a maybe.
The author of the epistle of Hebrews states that “It is impossible to please God without faith…” Faith is believing in the unseen. It is trusting on the Lord Jesus, and simply believing every word that God uttered.
There is more to the story about believing. We shall continue next time, God willing.
In the meantime, I dare you to believe that what God says about you is true and real and able to come to pass. All you need is to believe. Only believe.
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