November 8, 2018 | Gloria, IFA Intercessor
Pray that we as a nation will keep our eyes fixed on the Lord , as He guides us as a nation in the days ahead. How has God been speaking to you since the election? Leave a comment.
The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’” (1 Kings 18:44)
Last night, as I watched the midterm results, there were victories as the Republicans took the Senate, but a sense of loss watching them lose the House. While I was in prayer the Lord spoke and said, “Let not your heart be troubled.” When He did, an overwhelming sense of peace came over me. I reminded myself that God is on still on the throne, the everlasting God, the Holy One of Israel. I know that despite the results God is still at work. The Lord spoke a word to me last month that I am sharing with IFA and anyone else who needs some encouragement. Last month the Lord said, “Position yourself.” That’s it. When he said that, I pressed in to see what else there was to that word. He said “Position yourself to receive.” That made more sense to me. The illustration the Lord used was Elijah on the mountain (I Kings 18:41-45).
After the showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal, Elijah is positioned on his hands and knees facedown. He sent his servant to see if the rain was coming. His servant returned the first time and said that he didn’t see anything. Elijah stays in position and says to go look again. Not once, not twice, but seven times before the servant says he sees a cloud the size of a man’s hand.
The Lord reminded me that Elijah stayed in position. He didn’t get discouraged at the first no, he didn’t get discouraged after the second, he didn’t quit after the third. His position and confidence in the Lord kept him positioned to receive until the seventh time when the cloud appeared.
I felt that resonating with me last night before I went to bed. It looks like a “loss” to the unseen eye. But stay in position—when God promises you something, He always makes good on his promises. I know that though my physical eyes may not see, in the unseen a storm’s a-brewing. Now I wait on God, my times are in his hand. I know that he will finish what he started. (Gloria, an IFA Intercessor)