Elisha Wanted God’s Best by Pastor Melissa Scott

November 10, 2013 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comments Off 

If God begins to bless, you can count on something. As God begins to bless, in the agony, in the prayer and in the seeking, one of these days someone will come crashing through that door to lambaste all the rest of us on our lack of spirituality. Some who claim to be seeking “deep things” in God seem to get more concerned about the nonspirituality of others than they are about their own condition. Elisha didn’t make an issue; the sons of the prophets made it an issue.

As you begin to hunger and thirst after God’s best, and I make nothing super-mystical out of this, there are some things that God has that He just doesn’t turn loose of for nothing. My Bible says that when we hunger and thirst after righteousness, we shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)

Have you ever been thirsty? Have you ever been really hungry? Hunger and thirst; when you seek Me with all of your heart, the Scripture says, you will find Me. (Deuteronomy 4:29, Jeremiah 29:13)

The saint in the Old Testament describes the yearning heart after God like that of a heart that pants for the water brook. (Psalm 42:1) The thirsty animal wants the brook. Elisha had a hunger, but he didn’t make something super-spiritual out of it; he never said anything. Elijah, the master, tested him. When the sons of the prophets criticized him, saying Elijah’s going away, he said, “I know it.” He said to Elijah, “I won’t stay here.” His hunger made him want what he could get from God. God tested it and the crowd tested it. That won’t change today: if you want God’s best, the majority is quite satisfied with less. He could have become the principal of the school of the prophets in any one of those cities and spent the rest of his days there. But he wouldn’t; he wanted God’s best.