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In 1 Kings 19 we find the story of the “call of Elisha”. The prophet of Israel, Elijah, came to Elisha and laid his mantle across his shoulders (a symbol that he was going to pass his spiritual authority to Elisha) while he was working in the fields. In turn, Elisha goes back to his parents and tells them about how he needs to go and follow Elijah to learn how to be a prophet of the Lord. Elisha also then slaughters his oxen and burns his supplies – a sign that he was cutting ties with everything in his past to celebrate the change / transformation that is coming. As we look forward to a new year, what do you need to ‘burn’? What do you need to give up or change to embrace your new relationship with Jesus? What do you need to do to celebrate from last year that would bless you in the coming year? Do you need to be baptized? Do you need to join a small group? Do you just need to cut out the amount of screen time you enjoy so that you can read your Bible every day? Start today.
Often the new year provides a great opportunity for your to reflect and to resolve to make changes in the coming year. If you would like to start a conversation about following Jesus, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach out to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).