by Dan Hill

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The Miracle of Recovering Your Lost Passion (4 of 12)
Series: Miracles: Discovering the Power of God
Dan Hill
2 Kings 6:1-7

Text: 2 Kings 6:1-7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

"One day the group of prophets came to Elisha and told him, 'As you can see, this place where we meet with you is too small. Let's go down to the Jordan River, where there are plenty of logs. There we can build a new place for us to meet.'
'All right,' he told them, 'go ahead.'
'Please come with us,' someone suggested.
'I will,' he said. So he went with them.
When they arrived at the Jordan, they began cutting down trees. But as one of them was cutting a tree, his axe head fell into the river. 'Oh sir!' he cried, 'It was a borrowed axe.'
'Where did it fall?' the man of God asked. When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it into the water at that spot. Then the axe head floated to the surface. 'Grab it,' Elisha said. And the man reached out and grabbed it.'"

Do you ever feel like you have lost "it?" For all of us the "it" is probably going to be different. But all of us are acquainted with feeling as though we have lost our cutting edge. We have lost our passion and we just aren't all there. You feel like you are not hitting on all cylinders; you're swimming in mud and running in tar. You just feel like you can't get it together!

I want to share with you some stories that are absolutely true. They actually happened and I think you will agree with me that these are examples of people who have lost it!

Police in Los Angeles had a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself when he was placed in a police line-up for witnesses to identify. The detectives asked each man to say the phrase, "Give me all your money or I'll shoot." When the instructions were given by the police about what to say, the man shouted, "That's not what I said."

Another man called the hospital and shouted into the phone, "My wife is pregn ...

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