A child of God can choose to go to God in prayer personally or he can go through the anointed. Whether you go to God on your own or like this woman who ran to the prophet, you can always bring the supernatural on the scene when you find yourself in a natural condition that you can’t handle. If you can’t handle it and you let it swallow you, it is foolishness.
If you don’t know that there is a provision to bail you out of a tight spot, you won’t take advantage of it. Most Christians have that problem. Paul said to the Corinthians, all things are yours, whether Paul, Peter or Apollos. Everything that God gave to a man of God in calling, grace and anointing is primarily not to make a star out of him but to make a servant of God out of him to serve God’s people.
But the problem with most people is that they don’t have a pastor, and they don’t have a church. Most people attend 52 churches in 52 weeks of the year. Every shepherd has a congregation, and each person must find out the shepherd that God has attached him to; it is an obligation. Sometimes, you find people come around and say, “I have this problem.” My first question is, “Who is your pastor?” It is your pastor’s obligation to directly move the church to assist you. Now if they can’t assist you, we are going to see what we can do because you are still a member of the body of Christ. Obligation list in the Kingdom belongs to membership.
This woman (in 2 Kings 4:1-7) had a right to the anointing on Elisha. The son of the prophet that died had a right, but why didn’t he go? Sometimes, pride can cut you off from God’s provision. In my close to four decades in ministry, I have seen more women come to seek men of God for counselling than men. This is how men think: “Why should I go and see a man like myself?”
PRAYER: Lord, help me not to be proud when dealing with the anointed in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 34:1-35:9, Matthew 27:15-31, Psalm 33:12-22, Proverbs 9:1-6