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Whole-hearted Strikes

by Patty Wysong  
8/13/2008 / Christian Living

In my daily Bible reading I've been reading about Elisha. Just before he died, he was talking to Joash, the reigning king of Israel who was already mourning for Elisha. Elisha instructed him to shoot an arrow out the window toward the East and the king shot, but when Elisha told him to strike the ground the the arrows the king only half-heartedly obeyed. Elisha became instantly angry and said, "You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you would have destroyed it. But now you shall strike Aram only three times." (2 Kings 13:19 NAS)

If Joash had whole heartedly obeyed the prophet, God would have greatly used him to conquer and destroy a nation that had plagued Israel. Instead he only half-heartedly obeyed and he missed out not only on the blessing, but on being mightily used by God.

What things am I doing half-heartedly that God could greatly use if I gave my all to the task? Are there things in my life that I could've completely destroyed so my children wouldn't have to struggle with the same thing in years to come? Are there things that, if I had done them whole-heartedly, God could've used for His glory?

It's time for me to take up the arrows and strike the ground five or six times, whole-heartedly so that God can show Himself mighty through me.

Patty Wysong is a Christian wife and homeschool mom of 5 who is passionate about wrapping lessons in pretty packages that will point others to God.


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