You In 7 Years – Part 1 – Burn The Plow

Pastor Jason Burns

January 13, 2019

Who is the me that I want to be?

We overestimate what we can do in the short-term and underestimate what we can do in the long-term.

1 Kings 19:19-21  //  So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.”

“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?” 21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

1. An invitation to a higher calling.

2. An invitation to deeper surrender.

3. An invitation to greater things.

John 14:12  //  Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

You cannot step into your new life until you first set fire to whatever is tethering you to your old life.