Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries
2 Kings 2:6New International Version (NIV)
6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them walked on.
As we go into 2017 seeking God’s idea of manhood, I am convinced that connecting to a ministry or faith father is one of the keys of finding purpose and fulfillment. All throughout scripture there are many faith fathers that God uses to change people, and entire generations. In these scriptures in II Kings we see Elisha following Elijah everywhere he went. He knew that the man of God, and his prophetic ministry was what he was called to. Elisha knew that only Elijah could Father, and mature him into the double portion prophet God called him to be.
Even in my own life I did not start to produce a fulfillment of my calling until I let God lead me to the fathers of faith that He had for me. After connecting to these men, I started seeing a fulfilling in my own life that had not been there before. If you are running from plugging in somewhere, or connecting with a faith father, let me encourage you to connect. Having your “own” thing with God is a form of rebellion, and you will never mature into the man He has called you to be without connecting somewhere. Whether it be a local body, ministry, or an apostle that shares the same vision, CONNECT!
As we go further into our callings and further into 2017, let’s grab hold of the promise of Jesus Christ, let’s connect deeper with our Heavenly Father, and ask God to show you the faith Father your supposed to plug into so that we can begin to see our calling fulfill, and our lives to produce eternal fruit that remains.
People will know you’re my disciples by the way you love one another. — Jesus Christ