“As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” —II Kings 2:4

 And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” —II Kings 2:9

But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” —John 3:21

John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. —John 3:27

            It is so important to cling to a mentor, one who is clinging to the Lord.  Elisha stuck with Elijah and learned from him greatly.  He had a desire to be like his mentor and even to do greater things than his mentor for the glory of God.  Is that your desire?  Do you desire God to work greater in you than in those who mentored you for the glory of God?  Do you, as Elijah did, desire to see those you are mentoring to do great things than yourself?  See, it is not about us, it is about the glory of God fulfilling His purposes in and through us for His glory and for the benefit of ourselves and others.

            Those who are clinging to our Lord and listening and learning from Him, applying what they learned, have a desire to do His will.  They are in the “light” and what they are doing is done through the “light”— “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light” (Psalm 36:9).  As He reveals His truth to us, we desire to share that truth with others.  Is this your desire?  Is so, praise the Lord!  If not, why not?  For this is what our Lord has called us to— ““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message” (John 17:20).  Jesus expected His followers to share the message with others because—

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” —Romans 10:14-15

            We have received from heaven what our Lord desires us to do.  Will we do it?  Will we be active in being His witness and disciple-makers, encouraging others to be used by Him to do greater things than ourselves?  Oh, may this be so, Dear Father, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  So be it!

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