2 Kings 6: 15 – 16
The Word: 2 Kings 6: 15 -16 (KJV)

15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

Dig Deeper:
2 Kings 6: 17 

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

Think about it

What you see this year is everything!
Because how you see and interpret situations will determine your reactions to them which will then determine the speed of your recovery and restoration. If you present a glass cup with 50% volume of water to different individuals and ask them to describe what they see, you will get different answers. Some will say the cup is 50% full, Some will say it’s 50% empty. Situations can be read and interpreted differently. No doubt 2017 will have its challenges but it’s important that we see and read the situation thesame way God sees it. In our text today: the Syrians came to arrest Elisha, they came with many chariots and surrounded the entire city so there was no way Elisha could physically escape. Looking at the army of Syria, this was a reality that could not be denied. Gehazi the servant of Elisha was alarmed. He screamed ‘How shall we do’ Elisha was however calm. He was able to see the spiritual reality. He prayed ‘Lord please open his eyes. There was a higher reality that superseded the first reality: God’s angelic host were also surrounding Elisha. So this year, your restoration will be dependent on what you see. Perhaps there has been delay but God is about finishing everything he started. Perhaps it looks bleak, but God is working on the issues….. 
God asked Jeremiah: What do you see? He said ‘I see the rod of an almond tree’  (Jeremiah 1:11)  
The Hebrew word for almond  also sounds like the Hebrew word for watch.
God replied: ‘You have seen well, for I am watching over my words to perform it’

As you see GRACE in 2017, God is committed to perform thesame in your life 


Prayer focus:  Thank you Jesus for 2017…..

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