Elisha: A Tale Of Ridiculous Faith

Devotional
2 Kings 8:1-6 is a story of ridiculous coincidence. In this passage we see the return of the Shunammite woman whose son was raised from the dead by Elisha in 2 Kings 4. The woman decides to return to Israel as a result of a famine. When she returns to see the king she walks in at the very moment that Elisha’s assistant Gehazi was telling the king how her son was from the dead. That moment of ridiculous coincidence led the king to give the woman her land back. To God there is no such thing as coincidence.

Think about those moments in your life you thought were coincidence. Chances are that you can look back and see God at work and that what you thought was a coincidence was really a divine appointment God scheduled for you. More importantly, you should keep yourself available for those divine appointments because God will schedule them again. Be bold in your faith and instead of waiting for God to bring those “coincidences” into your life, be proactive and ask God to bring these moments into your life more frequently. Remember, there is no such thing as a coincidence when you fully make yourself open to being used by God. Describe a time when you experienced a coincidence. How did you see God at work in this situation?