Elijah had a strong faith. Ask God to increase your faith today.
Just because it looks like nothing doesn’t mean God isn’t up to something
Elijah believed God would end the drought therefore, he continued to pray for rain. I bet people thought he was crazy because he kept believing when it really looked like a dead situation. However, he trusted God would stay faithful to His promise.
Persistence is key. We can apply this lesson in our lives today. Are we willing to be persistent and continue to pray in a land of drought? In this passage, we see persistence plus prayer is key. Elijah was not only persistent but he did not take “no” for an answer. Each time his servant came back to report there was no sign of rain, he instructed him to go back a total of seven times before there was even a small sign of cloud.
Then again. Many times in life we give up too easily – when the doctor says “no,” when we have one bad day, an opportunity falls through or our kids are acting a certain way. But, we must realize our prayers are providing a constant and powerful breakthrough. God sent Elijah a small sign – a cloud and soon after there was a heavy rain. Although you may not see huge progress today, God is forming small clouds on your behalf.
So is there an area in your life you have given up? Are you just another touch away from victory? Stand strong knowing God is forming clouds for you!
Reflection: Have you been praying about something and ignoring the small progress? Begin to thank God for the small victories in your life. These small victories will certain to bring about a big movement in the future.
1 Kings 18:43-44