Good Monday Morning. Here’s today’s Daily Nugget to chew on:
Make Your Appeal
2 Kings 8:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
1 Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the Lord has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years.” 2 So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of God, and she went with her household and dwelt in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 It came to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land.
4 Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me, please, all the great things Elisha has done.” 5 Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed a certain officer for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now.”
Further Thought: As you chew on today’s passage, remember Malachi 3:6 confirms our God never changes, and Acts 10:34 confirms that He shows no partiality. So if we find God doing something in His Word, as in the case of the Shunammite women in today’s passage, He’s also willing to do it for us. In case you are still not fully persuaded, Psalm 103:4 reminds us that one of our benefits is redemption from all destruction. So today, what do you need to be restored? Remember, restoration is a benefit of every citizen of the Kingdom of God. But a benefit will only benefit us if we take advantage of it. Today, you and I have an advocate (Jesus) who is seated at the right hand of God the Father, and when you make your appeal, Jesus is saying Father [put your name here] has a right to [put your name here]. Now that you have acknowledged it’s yours, believe it, receive it, and rest in it. Every time the thought comes that you won’t be restored, begin to thank God for confirming His Word, keep walking in love, keep performing at your best as one of His Ambassadors and leave the manifestation to one who is faithful and true.
Have a great day and keep chewing on God’s Word.
Additional references: Joel 2:25-26; Jeremiah 30:17; Psalm 23:3; Romans 15:13; Mark 11:24-26; 1 John 5:14-15; 2 Corinthians 5:20; and Revelation 19:11-14
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