It was early in the morning, the servant woke up, walked outside and his heart dropped. Outside, the city was surrounded by the enemy. He started freaking out and ran back inside to find his boss; the servant woke him up abruptly and told him the scary situation.
His boss looked at him and said,
“Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
The man looked at his boss confused, and so his boss (who was the prophet Elisha) prayed “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” And sure enough, the servant’s eyes were opened and he saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire. It was the Lord’s Army!
Every time, I read that story in the Bible, which is in 2 Kings 6:15-17, I just imagine Elisha being cranky because he was abruptly woken up from his sleep by a panicking servant. He looks at his servant, who is too much to handle before his morning coffee, and prays “God, can you show this man that You got this?”
I believe that as Christians, even as we grow in our faith, like to think we are more like Elisha. We know that God is our refuge and our strength. We sing and pray about it all the time. However, I find more often than not (at least for me) we may be more like the servant.
I wake up and I see my calendar, my to-do list, my troubles, my emotional stressors, my pain, my chaos and I panic. During this time, we need to take a cue form Elisha and pray that our eyes will be open, because God got this—there are more on our side than against us.
We forget all the blessings God has given us (thru the Holy Spirit).
- He has given us very spiritual blessing in the heavenly places – Ephesians 1:3
- He has given us a Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation – Ephesians 1:7
- He has given us strength – Isaiah 41:10
- He make our steps firm, so even if we stumble, we will not fall – Psalm 37: 23-24
- He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. – Isaiah 4:29
- He has given the ability to have a lot of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control in our lives – Galatians 5:22-24
- Here are some other blessings- there are so many.
All these blessings have already been given to us. We only need to open our eyes, and the way to so is through Prayer. If you continue reading 2 Kings 6, you will see that Prayer not only opened the servant’s eyes, but Prayer also defeated the enemy.
In those mornings when you wake up to see that you are surrounded, Pray that God will open your eyes to all of His Blessings. Furthermore, dear sister “I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers.” — Ephesians 1:18
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.– John 16:33