Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” (2 Kings 8:5)
This woman from Shunem lived an amazing life. She had been childless until the day that Elisha prayed, and then she and her husband were blessed with a child. Years later, when this same child grew sick and died, the prophet Elisha stepped in, and the child was raised from the dead. The woman had been out of the country at the direction of the prophet in order to keep her household alive during a famine in Israel. Now, having returned at the time designated by Elisha, she just happened to visit the king at the very moment that her story was being told, and the king made sure that all her property was restored.
How could one person be so blessed to experience such an amazing life? This woman was not only one who heard the Spirit through Elisha, but she obeyed as well. Whether it was showing hospitality or moving when she needed to move, she obeyed. Some love the stories of the miraculous but don’t want to walk the walk. Do you want to see the Spirit move? Learn to obey when He prompts.