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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stubborn

Elisha was selected by Elijah to be his replacement in 1 Kings 19:16 – 21 and using Texas Hold ‘Em terms Elisha was all in having sacrificed his family’s oxen on their yokes when called by Elijah.  In 2 Kings 2:1 – 15 it is time for Elijah to leave.  Three times Elijah tells Elisha to stay as he was leaving an area.  Three times Elisha refused.  The result Elisha not only took Elijah’s place but did so with a double portion of the Spirit.
Like Elisha we have to go all in to learn to follow Christ.
The point here is that one who has chosen to learn from a mentor has to hold on, be committed to the one who is mentoring him.  Being mentored or trained to do a ministry is not a trivial undertaking.  It requires a complete commitment, going all in.  Even when there seems to be resistance from the mentor, the mentee has to press through.

There may not be enough of that going on these days.

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