[The Glory Unveiled]
Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked.
“There is nothing there,” he said.
Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” ( 1 Kings 18:43 )
Elijah had told the people of his time that it will not rain for three and a half years and it didn’t rain for those years. Now the time had come for the rains to fall and the same Elijah who said it will not rain, now needs to pray for the rain to come back. He went up a mountain to pray for the rain to fall. For seven times after prayers, he sent Gehazi to check for the signs that his prayers had been answered but on all six occasions there was nothing. It seem that the heavens was silent. And it seem all his prayers were not been heard at all. For these three occasions, the man of God, Elijah could have given up and concluded that it is not the will of God to allow the rain even though he had prophesied it. Many of us give up close to our time of redemption. But usually, our answers come only when we continue to press even after we are worn out and discouraged. Just as Elijah’s answer came at the seventh check. When we get to that point where we ignore the discouragement of the flesh and the seeming silence of heaven but still press on, we receive answers. When there seems to be no answers, is not a sign that we should give up but rather a voice that says “you’re close!” Keep on pressing. Your answer is closer than when you first started praying about whatever you’ve been praying about. Hold on to the faithfulness of God. He will not give up on His word neither on you. Go back to the place of prayer even when the answers seem to be stalling.
Prayer_Bead: Gracious Father, Faithful God, thank you for the wonderful opportunity to pray to you earnestly. Help me to persist in prayer even as you will honour your words in my life.
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