2 King 6:1-7 (AMP) 1 Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Look now, the place where we live near you is too small for us. 2 Please let us go to the Jordan [River] and let each man take from there a beam [for the building]; and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live.” And he answered, “Go.” 3 Then one said, “Please be willing to go with your servants.” So he answered, “I shall go.” 4 So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down [some of] the trees. 5 But it happened that as one was cutting down a beam, the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Oh no, my master! It was borrowed!” 6 The man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron [axe head] float. 7 He said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out with his hand and took it.
Constant Christian Characteristics
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may endure for a night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.• LoveJohn 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Matthew 28:28b … and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.”
I. Brokenness does not equal the absence of God (ref v.5) Psalm 34:18 – The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. John 16:33 – “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.” Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.II. God has the power to bless you right where you are (Ref v. 6) Deuteronomy 28:3–6 AMP 3 “You will be blessed in the city, and you will be blessed in the field. 4 “The offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your animals, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be blessed. 5 “Your basket and your kneading bowl will be blessed. 6 “You will be blessed when you come in and you will be blessed when you go out.
A. God is not scarredof the impossible
B. God is able and capable
III. God will put you in position, but you must be willing to pick it up (Ref v. 7)A. A blessing is when preparationmeets opportunityB. God can use the natural to create the supernatural
I. The Somehow – SomewayEffect
1. You will reap stuff you didn’t sow
2. Stuff you thought you lost, God will restore
3. When you thought it was over, God can turn it around