Hi guys, so this is me just on my own today and for some reason Elijah dropped In my head .
Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
I kings 17: 1Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”
1. The audacity
2. He literally suspended rain indefinitely
3. Total Confidence in God.
One thing remains obvious:
There is prayer and there is prayer.
Yes, there’s the part were you’re intentional, praying fervently and all of that…
But I think it takes a level of closed room meetingS with God to have the audacity to suspend a natural act. Oh, he goes further to hinge the restoration of rain “at his word” so no prophet could pray the decision away. It had to be Elijah and God himself backed it up.
Elijah made that decision from a sold out point.
So he wasn’t thinking “what if I stop following God or backslide. This decision is audacious, this faith In God and how he’ll help me stay in him” All of these were contributory factors that upheld the fervency of his prayers.
The question not far fetched goes thus; What is upholding the fervency of your prayers? What are the things you do in your secret place that anchors your prayers directly to the throne room and gives God no choice but to affirm?
There is power in prayer
But is there power in YOUR prayer?