Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 31, 2014 [Devotional]
Posted on 01/31/2014 4:22:29 PM PST by Vision
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. The seventh time the servant reported, A cloud as small as a mans hand is rising from the sea... (1 Kings 18:4344, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
The Bible says that after the prophet Elijah prayed and asked God to end the drought, he said to the people, I can hear the sound of an abundance of rain.
He was saying in effect, There is a yes from God in our future!
Elijah told his assistant to go look on the other side of the mountain to see if there was any sign of rain. When the assistant came back, he said, No, Elijah. Theres not a cloud in the sky. Its perfectly clear. Elijah didnt get discouraged and think, What are we going to do now? I might as well quit this prophet business. No, he simply said, Go back and look again.
This happened six different times, but Elijah kept saying, Go look again. On the seventh time, the servant came back and said, Elijah, I saw a small cloud in the sky. It isnt much, just the size of a mans hand. Elijahs answer was basically, Youd better get your umbrella. Rain is coming!
Friend, like Elijah, maybe you are believing for something, and you arent seeing anything happen. Dont give up, go look again! If God has promised it, He will do it. It wont be long until you see His showers of blessing pouring down on every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your faithfulness. I believe that You are working behind the scenes even when I cant see it. I choose to keep believing. I choose to look again until I see every promise fulfilled in Jesus name. Amen.