AN IRON AXEHEAD FLOATS ~ What’s impossible for man, it’s possible for God.
Have you ever read the story of the axe head that floated? It’s in 2 kings 6:1-7.
Elisha, God’s prophet, join the company of the prophets who were headed to the Jordan river. Cutting trees to make a bigger meeting place was the purpose of their quest.
One of the men’s iron axehead came off and plopped into the river.
With great concern, the man exclaimed, “Oh, my lord, it was borrowed!”
Elisha, man of God, asked, “Where did it fall?”
The man pointed to the spot.
Without a word, Elisha cut a stick and threw it where the axhead went down. Soon after, the iron piece floated.
The men must have been in awe because Elisha commanded, “Lift it out.”
The man reached out his hand and took it.
What an amazing story. What factors in this story grab your imagination? What details send questions to your heart? What lesson floats to you today?
Can you believe of what God can do for you? If not, you can confess, “Lord, I have less than a grain of belief.” Then ask, “Please Lord, help my unbelief?
If you don’t have enough faith, but you know someone with great faith, go to them. Ask them to pray for you or even better with you.
I read once a story of a preacher headed to a destination where God sent him. He got a free ride on a ship which was headed in the same direction. A stormed developed.
The captain came to the preacher and informed him that they will not be able to take him to the port he requested.
In that moment the preacher wondered why God would send him there, provide a free passage but then bring a storm.
He then told the Captain, ” Let’s go to your cabin and pray.”
The captain reply, “What can God do? It’s a massive cloud.”
After the pastor prayed, the captain started to pray. The pastor stopped him and said, “You don’t need to pray, for you don’t believe. Come, let’s go up and see what God has done.”
Once they were out, they noticed the storm cloud had moved away from where the pastor needed to go.
When, you don’t have enough faith or your belief is low, go find those whose faith is strong. Ask them to lift your burden to the Lord. You pray also and ask God to increase your faith.
Then wait for your iron head to float. Your burden to be lifted. Expect a solution to come your way.
Just like the man, had to reach in and get the axe head, we too need to reach out and take what God will bring our way.
Keep in mind when life seems challenging to overcome, it wasn’t the stick which brought the iron out of the water, but the knowledge of what God can do and the faith of him solving the impossible.
May God bless his word and us and his word in us.