Posted: Wednesday, June 22
2 Kings 3:1-4:17
Verse of the day:
But King Jehoshaphat of Judah asked, “Is there no prophet of the Lord with us? If there is, we can ask the Lord what to do through him.” (2 Kings 3:11)
You know you have it, all of us do; a go-to song, go-to pick up line, and even a go-to prayer. But do you have a go-to source to hear from God? When you are facing a difficult situation, are crushed by grief, or surrounded by the pressures of life, you need to have a person that you can go to that is a “direct line” to God.
According to the urban dictionary, a go-to guy is someone who can resolve a difficult problem or situation another person's facing. All of us have that friend that is our hook up for concert tickets, sold out game tickets, great deals at restaurants, and even discounts on airfare or hotels. We may try to handle things on our own, but when we get in over our heads, we reach out for help.
King Jehoshaphat knew when he was in over his head. Instead of panicking and losing faith, he looked for a go-to prophet. Someone whom he could trust to hear from God. Elisha was that man. Elisha put on some praise and worship music and began to connect with God. It was not long and he was able to give the three Kings the instructions that they needed for the coming battle. God was going to step in and provide for their needs and help them win the battle.
All of us have moments where we need spiritual help. We all need someone that is able to pray with and for us. If you find yourself in a place today where you don’t know what to do, maybe you need to reach out to your pastor, Sunday school teacher, small group leader, or spiritual mentor. Let them stand in the gap for you and be your go-to guy. Then with your go-to guy, go to God. He will speak into your life and give you the guidance and instruction that you need. In the end, God is always the one we should go-to.