Christian Devotional – May 2, 2012

2 Kings 2:13–He also took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and returned and stood by the bank of the Jordan.

Elisha had been walking alongside Elijah for some time now. He was learning and following and seeing all that Elijah did and had first-hand experience of Elijah’s relationship with God. However, ultimately, Elisha had to make a decision for himself to pick up and follow the path that God had for him. Have we each made our own decision to follow Christ?

Lord, You provide great leaders and teachers for me, but eventually the decision to follow You is mine. I can’t just sit in the shadows of others and expect that to be sufficient. I pray You will give me strength to pick up the mantle and follow the path You have for me.

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