Devotional

Following Where He Leads

February 15th, 2018 / Posted from Our Daily Bread / Category: Daily Devotionals

As a child, I looked forward to our church’s Sunday evening services. They were exciting. Sunday night often meant that we got to hear from missionaries and other guest speakers. Their messages inspired me because of their willingness to leave family and friends—and at times, homes, possessions, and careers—to go off to strange, unfamiliar, and sometimes dangerous places to serve God.

Like those missionaries, Elisha left many things behind to follow God (1 Kings 19:19–21). Before God called him into service through Elijah, we don’t know much about Elisha—except that he was a farmer. When the prophet Elijah met him in the field where he was plowing, he threw his cloak over Elisha’s shoulders (the symbol of his role as prophet) and called him to follow. With only a request to kiss his mother and father goodbye, Elisha immediately sacrificed his oxen, burned his plowing equipment, said good-bye to his parents—and followed Elijah.

Though not many of us are called to leave family and friends behind to serve God as fulltime missionaries, God wants all of us to follow Him and to “live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to [us], just as God has called [us]” (1 Corinthians 7:17). As I’ve learned, serving God can be thrilling and challenging no matter where we are—even if we never leave home.



Related Posts

On-Air Now

  • Dave Ramsey ShowThe Dave Ramsey Show is about real life and how it revolves around money. Dave Ramsey teaches you to manage ...View PlaylistTuesday, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Next 3 Shows

Upcoming Events

  1. Youth & Young Adult Conference

    October 19 - October 21
  2. Gospel Singing at the Bridge

    October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. The Noblemen in Concert

    October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Fall Festival at David’s Fork Baptist Church

    October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. The Noblemen in Concert

    October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

From our Facebook Feed