Your Daily Dose
Theme: What Do you see out there?
Scripture : I Kings 18:41-46
And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth,
And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and
looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little
cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.
Points To Ponder
This story comes right after Elijah has demanded that the people of Israel choose
between the Lord and Baal. The Lord brought fire from Heaven and showed up in
front of Israel, and they returned to Him and worshipped Him as the true Lord
Then you see this story unfold.
Israel has been in 7 years of NO Rain!
And yet…here is Israel, praying again, asking his servant to go look to see what
The servant went toward the sea to look for rain—but each time, nothing.
Seven times—still, nothing.
Think about it.
Elijah, who had just prayed a 63 word prayer that summoned fire from Heaven…
Was now praying for rain, but nothing was happening.
Most of us would have given up.
But…if we had, we would NOT have seen that rain cloud that looked like a man’s
We give up too quickly.
“I guess God didn’t want me to be healed. Oh well, guess I will quit praying and
accept that I won’t get healed!”
“Guess God just doesn’t want my family to get saved. I pray and nothing
happened. Guess it’s not meant for them to be saved.”
When none of that is true!
God DOES want you to be healed and He DOES want your family to be saved.
It takes a little spiritual elbow grease—You gotta work for it!
By praying and believing even BEFORE you start SEEING!
You have to put feet to your faith…
You have to praise HIM before you get a thing.
And don’t stop what you’re doing…
Stay CALM and PRAY ON!
And someday, when God decides it is time…
You will look to the sea and see…
That cloud of blessing looking like a man’s hand—waving back at you—saying
Let’s Pray Together
God, teach me endurance so I can keep believing no matter what I’m seeing, so I
can trust in what you promised me and not in what my eyes see, so I can remind
my heart, soul and mind that what God promises HE is able to deliver, in HIS time.
Teach me to see the cloud before it’s there…and help me get my raincoat and
galoshes ready for the rain that’s coming into my life! Showers of Blessings that
only you can send…when you are ready! Help me be patient and persistent while
I wait for my rain!
In Jesus’ Holy name I pray,