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Elijah departed and found Elisha son of Shaphat plowing a field. There were twelve teams of oxen in the field, and Elisha was plowing with the twelfth team. Elijah went over to Elisha and threw his cloak across his shoulders and then walked away.

-1 Kings 19:19

1. I don’t need to understand to obey .

Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, “First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!”  Elijah replied, “Go on back, but think about what I have done to you.”

-1 Kings 19:20

2. God uses the those who are willing to hold onto the .

So Elisha returned to his oxen and slaughtered them.  He used the wood from the plow to build a fire to roast their flesh. He passed around the meat to the people, and they all ate. Then he went with Elijah as his assistant.

-1 Kings 19:21

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. Do you sometimes feel like God wouldn’t use an ordinary person like yourself to do extraordinary things for Him? If so, why? How does this story of Elisha inspire you?

2. Are you the type of person who needs to know ALL the details before doing something? What does the story of Elisha teach you about obeying God?

3. What do you need to “burn up” to fully follow Jesus?

4. What is your next step as a result of this message?