Call to Action

There is a big push nowadays with call-to-action. Someone will construct an event and insert something that would invoke a response that many refer to as a call to action. In the business world, that call-to-action activity can determine if your project is a success or a failure.

In 2 Kings 4, Elisha met a woman whose actions invoked a call. You see, he met this woman, and she invited him into her home. When she looked closely at him, she realized that there was something she could do for him. She shared her desire with her husband, and so they built an addition to their home to accommodate the man of God. When the project was completed, Elisha called for the woman.

She had no idea what he wanted but she answered the call. “When she appeared, Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tell her, ‘We appreciate the kind concern you have shown us. What can we do for you? Can we put in a good word for you to the king or to the commander of the army?’” “No,” she replied, “my family takes good care of me.”  (2 Kings 4:12-13 NLT) Elisha designed the call as a call to prestige. He wanted to introduce her to the important people in her community because he was grateful for her actions. He was determined to show gratitude and he persisted. Then his servant observed something that changed everything. Verse 14 says,  Later Elisha asked Gehazi, “What can we do for her?” Gehazi replied, “She doesn’t have a son, and her husband is an old man.”

Immediately Elisha identified an action that would add the value he wanted to the woman’s life. Sometimes, we look at people and make snap judgements. We believe that they need what we want to give. If we really want to meet the needs in the lives of others, we need help from the Holy Spirit to identify the need in their lives. Elisha used this information to speak fruitfulness into her womb and a year later, she had a son. Let the Holy Spirit guide your call-to-action.

Thought for Today: Friend, add the value others need.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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