Defying Gravity


If there is one guy in the bible that I think is completely awesome, it's Elisha. I'm talking about having the craziest moments in life — far out ridiculous stuff. And what I am about to share is just one of those moments.

2 Kings 6: 1-7 ESV

Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See, the place where we dwell under your charge is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan and each of us get there a log, and let us make a place for us to dwell there.” And he answered, “Go.”  Then one of them said, “Be pleased to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I will go.”  So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.  But as one was felling a log, his axe head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Alas, my master! It was borrowed. ” Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there and made the iron float.  And he said, “Take it up.” So he reached out his hand and took it.

It's incredible how we can read this passage once or twice and not see anything too crazy. At least, that's how it was for me. When we read the Bible — this passage is a great example — we tend to think,  "Pfft.. God used Elisha to make the axe head float out of the water? Big deal. I've seen better..."

Ultimately, you should be aware that God cares about what you have lost. No concern is too small for God, even something such as a lost axe head.  

Have you ever lost anything? It could be something physical, emotional, material, maybe even spiritual. 

What exactly have you lost?

The best part is that God can help you find whatever you've lost, because He truly cares. He will go back to where you lost it and show you how to find it again. Take some time and go back to where you got off track and allow God to help you get back on track. It may seem like a daunting task to accomplish, but in the end if you leave it up to Him, you will find it again. But hey! Your axe hasn't disappeared. It hasn't gone anywhere, it's right back where you left it. Don't think anything you have lost is too small, or dumb, for God to find. 

God can use you like He used Elisha — so go out and allow Him to use you to find what you've lost and defy gravity.