There’s no place like home.
I Kings 18:43 He said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go back” seven times. 44. It came about at the seventh time, that he said, “Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.” 45. In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel. source
Quickly a few points.
Elijah had a promise. It’s gonna rain.
Elijah prayed, believed and waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally on the seventh time he sent his servant to look, the servant reported there’s a small cloud about the size of man’s hands.
My Translation of the servant’s message: Elijah, it’s been seven times now you have asked me to look and finally there is a cloud but it ain’t big enough to water a toad much less the rain storm you’ve been talking about.
But he did as he was told. He went and told Ahab.
We don’t have to understand the hows or the whens — we just have to obey when GOD speaks.
And when GOD brings on a small, size of a man’s hand cloud, put your running shoes on because it’s about to rain! And be ready to cover more ground that you ever dreamed possible.
Don’t you love that about ABBA? He takes the weak, the little, the seemingly insignificant and does GREAT things?
1 Corinthians 1 (The Message)26-31Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.” source
ABBA. I think You have a lot to work with with us — weak, little and often feeling really insignificant. We are looking forwarded to seeing what You are doing with this little band of believers. Thank You, ABBA, in JESUS name. Amen and Amen.
Until Tuesday. . .