Spiritual Life is Caught, Not Taught 04-04-19

Good day everyone. There is a stirring in my spirit this morning that won’t let me go. This morning I’m led to talk about real spiritual life not just the Wednesday, Sunday kind and how we get it.

Today’s Prayer

Father, Please make me a blessing. I present myself to you, a living sacrifice, for ministry to the world. I pray that I would see others through your eyes of love and concern and that I would ask myself “What would Jesus do?” Please forgive me of the times I have been selfish or apathetic, for the times I have missed out on the opportunity to minister and be a blessing. I pray for all the people in my family and community who need a blessing right now. I pray for Christians around the world who need your hand of blessing right now. Lord, you know the need. You are good, all the time. I pray that in your mercy, you will reach out in the way you know best and meet those needs, uplift those spirits, bless those souls, for your glory. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Spiritual Life is Caught, Not Taught

“Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah” (1 Kings 19:20).

There is a man in my life (and you know who you are) who I consider my mentor. He came into my life during a crisis period and helped me understand my situation. I have learned a great deal from him. I have rarely spent more than a few hours in his presence at any one time. However, I didn’t learn from him through a formal arrangement. I mostly caught what I have learned. He never took me through a Bible study. He never sent me articles or things to read. I learned by being around him.

Not to long ago I had a crisis situation arise. I remembered what my mentor did in a crisis in his life. I decided to apply the same faith principle to that issue. Amazingly, a miracle occurred because I appropriated faith, just as my mentor had, to my crisis. This is what I mean by catching the faith of another. Spiritual truth is learned through the atmosphere that surrounds us, not through intellectual reasoning. (Did everyone catch that?)

The bible tells us that when Elijah handpicked Elisha as his successor, Elisha immediately killed his twelve set of oxen and ran after Elijah just to be with him. No doubt he knew what a great privilege it was to be selected by the great prophet. However, it was not enough for Elisha to be handpicked. He also wanted a double portion of Elijah’s anointing. It appears that God answered this prayer.

If you want to grow in your Christian life, ask God to lead you to a man or woman who is far ahead of you spiritually and simply start hanging out with them. As you walk alongside them you will begin to catch what they have. You will begin appropriating the anointing that is on their lives that will mix perfectly with your unique gifting and talents.

What we need in the body of Christ today are more people who are willing to run after their “Elijah’s.”

Quote of the Day

He didn’t say, “Thou shalt not be troubled, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be diseased;” but He said, “Thou shalt not be overcome.”

Juliana of Norwich






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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