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Keep Praying, Keep Expecting Always

Dear Brethren,

I hope this message meets you well. In today’s post, I would like to talk about prayer. I especially paid attention to the story of Elijah. Elijah was a strong man of God, so strong for God that he did not even die, but was caught up to heaven in fire. The main point that I want to communicate about the story of Elijah was in how he prayed for rain. See the Bible verse below: 1 Kings 18:41 – 46

Elijah Prays for Rain

41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!”

42 So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.

43 Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.”

The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.”

Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. 44 Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.”

Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’”

45 And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. 46 Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt[a] and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel.

What I love about this story is that, it shows that the experience of an average Christian is similar to that of the prophets. Even Elijah had to pray and send his servant to check for rain several times, before the servant saw a cloud in the sky. However, Elijah did not give up on the first try, he kept praying for rain and asking his servant to check. As Christians, we often want instant answers to things, but just like Elijah, sometimes we have to be persistent in prayer to produce results. Another thing to learn from this verse is the fact that Elijah did not become discouraged, he had complete faith in God, and he kept expecting, that is the kind of faith that we need.

Brethren, let us pray that God would increase us in faith and in the ability to fulfill his purpose here on earth. Let us keep praying to remain in God’s book of life. Pray for yourselves and do not forget to pray for me as well, may God bless you all, amen.

Before you go, I have an exciting announcement to make, I recently published a prayer journal, a gratitude journal and a prayer list book, which you can now buy on Amazon. Here are the Links:

Prayer Journal For Women

Prayer List

Gratitude Journal

(If you do buy a copy, please be sure to leave me a review of how it was. I love to get feedback. I love you guys).

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