Thursday, December 15, 2011

Giddy Up !!!

2 Kings 4:24, "Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you." 

The Shunammite woman was at a crossroads of where she could either accept what she saw in the human or she could walk by faith and not by her sight. In reality, her only son had died in her lap and she and her husband would have to prepare to bury him. The Shunammite woman didn't concern herself with what she saw in the physical, she immediately got on her "grown woman" and had a "little talk with Jesus" and asked her husband to send her a servant and she requested a donkey. She hid her son along the journey and folks questioned her motivation. Similar to the Shunammite woman, we have to be wise and not tell folks our business. Every time she was approached she simply said, "It is well," even to her husband. When she got to the man of God, he took her son in a room, closed the door behind them and they prayed to God. The child sneezed 7 times and opened his eyes and she praised God and went out with her son!

 Like the Shunammite woman, God places us in impossible situations and circumstances to show us that He is a Possible God. When we are presented with reality, we have to close our door as the Shunammite woman had, seek God for direction and understanding, and then take the necessary steps to move forward along our faith walk. God will provide provisions for us and people who have a sense of direction to lead us to our destinations. When we are placed in stressful circumstances, we have to be like the Shunammite woman and hide our pain and be reserved. Those who are closest to you may not understand your motivation and goals and it's okay! Simply say, "it is well" and get connected to God for your blessing by any means necessary! Drive and go forward and understand that you set the pace of your journey! Giddy Up!!

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