Devotional 7/26

And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain. 1 Kings 18:41

Open the floodgates of heaven

God promised Elijah it would rain. There was a famine in Samaria, and it was God’s doing. Elijah has declared that there would be no rain or dew, unless he spoke (1 Kings 17:1). And then in chapter 18 we see that God told Elijah it would rain.

We see Elijah go and pray about what God had said would happen.

  • We must pray about what God said would happen.

Elijah prayed for the rain to come. He prayed and prayed… he prayed 7 times.

  • We must be consistent in prayer
  • Elijah prayed and sent his servant to see if it had began to rain but there was no cloud in sight!
    • We are to pray continually, despite of what our eyes are. We pray, and we have people who witness what God is doing through our prayers.
  • At Elijah’s 7th prayer, his servant reported that he saw a tiny cloud in the sky (a hand sized cloud; 1 kings 18:44).
    • Seven is the number of completion and of rest. God will give us a sign to know he’s answered our prayer and the rain is coming.

    And finally, after the servant reported to see a cloud, Elijah stopped praying. And God strengthened him!

    • God will accomplish what He promised, and He will also strengthen us in due season!

    Remember when it first rained upon the earth, it cleaned the earth and brought judgement. God promised to never destroy the earth by water again, so when He says it’s going to rain: we are getting ready to receive abundance of blessings!

    Let’s pray:

    Lord God, thank you for your word and your faithfulness. May you give us what we need in the spiritual, mental, emotional, relational and financial parts of our lives. We receive your rain lord God. Thank you! In Jesus name, Amen!

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