Scripture

2 Kings 6:5-7 (NIV)

5 As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water. “Oh no, my lord!” he cried out. “It was borrowed!”
6 The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. 7 “Lift it out,” he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.

Observation

Every Sunday at my church we have a testimony service where people can stand up, sing a song, recite a poem or otherwise give thanks to God for what He’s doing in their lives. There’s not a person alive who God hasn’t blessed in one way or another. He has given each one of us the breath of life and as long as we are alive the purpose that He has for our lives hasn’t been completed. Sometimes I think the best testimonies that are given are those by our children. These are usually short and simple, ranging from thanking God for waking them up to thanking Him for helping them on a test or other assignment. What I wonder about, on occasion, are all of the adults who sit in the pews and rarely, if ever, give a testimony.

I know God is working in their lives. I wonder how often the thought crosses their mind that their testimony isn’t good enough. They weren’t saved from a burning car or in some horrific accident that totaled their car but didn’t leave a scratch on them. Then, I shudder and think, perhaps they think God isn’t doing anything in their lives because it’s not super-duper big and testimony worthy. I will confess, right now, that I often look forward to giving a “big” testimony since I’m in the habit of doing so. God has done so many big things in my life, and I’m delighted to share them. On the other hand, I rely upon Him constantly and He always pulls me through.

In 2019 I took a big step. I made pancakes for the first time in my life. I’ve thrown frozen pancakes into a microwave but never made them with a batter and such. So there I was ingredients in hand, with a recipe and everything, praying to God to help me and guide me as I made these pancakes. I was a little nervous, but I knew that God would get me through it. I poured the first pancake, waited, flipped it, waited, and then bam! It was ready. Onto the plate, it went. My first pancake and it looked great! Praise the Lord! I poured a second, and then a third. By the time I was done a stack I thought I was an expert. Until the next time I went to make pancakes. It was so much tougher this time since I had previously built up a reputation as a champion pancake maker. I knew I could do it, of course, with a little help from God. That second time went by without a hitch and sometime later I went solo on a third. That third batch didn’t turn out so well. In fact, after pouring a couple, I repented to God for thinking so highly of myself and asked Him for help. God lifted my hung down head and saved the day. I took a picture and put it on my phone as a reminder to me that sometimes, I really need God’s help in the tiniest of matters.

Whether or not it’s a borrowed ax head that needs raising from the depths or a case of saving face by turning water into wine, God is always there for us. Nothing is too small to Him. So, when you testify of His glory, and what He’s done in your life, tell us your pancake story.

Do you know God? God knows you and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. Nothing is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so that we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.