Higher Everyday Daily Devotional 18-1-19
Friday 18th January 2019
Higher Everyday TEXT: And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to (2 Kings 2:2).
The story was told of a young man, who went for a job interview. Unknown to him, he was being monitored from the camera as he got into the premises. At the gate, he stopped to look at running water from a pipe and quickly locked the pipe to avoid wastage of more water as he hurried into the waiting room on the top floor. On getting there, the large number of applicants he met reduced his hope of securing the post.
However, he was informed that he just passed the interview. The running water from the pipe was deliberately allowed as a test by the employer to select whom he felt fitted best the advertised position. Sadly none of the others passed the test as they failed to lock the opened tap. They did not recognize the test and so failed woefully.
Life is a series of tests which come in various forms. In the case of Elisha, the instruction to “Tarry here” seemed so harmless but he could have missed the double portion of Elijah’s anointing. Aim to pass your tests.
CHALLENGE: prayerfully attempt your tests and gain your victories.
QUOTE: Aim to pass your test
PRAYER: Help me Lord to identify and overcome life’s test
FURTHER READING: 2 Corinthians 8:2
Source: Higher Everyday Daily Devotional