The school bell has rung, class is now in session.
Are you in a desperate situation? Do you need to hear a word from God? Let me share a historical event that took place around the 9th century about a prophet name Elijah.
The Prophet Elijah had just experienced one of the greatest victories of all time during a showdown between the prophets of Baal and God. I spoke about it in a previous blog listed below.
Jezebel’s husband, King Ahab told her all that Elijah done and how he had killed all her prophets with a sword. Jezebel was furious and sent a personal message to Elijah stating, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.”
Have you ever felt discouraged or threatened by something or someone? This death threat terrified Elijah so badly, that he took a full day to flee into the wilderness. He even desired to die! This great Man of God, who had JUST seen a mighty move of God, desired to die! This amazes me, but proves that you cannot based truth on emotions.
God responded by sending an angel to provide food and drink to Elijah. After he was nourished, he went on a 40-day journey to Mount Horeb to spend time with the Lord.
We can learn a valuable lesson from Elijah right here. When our minds are filled with uncertainty, fear, and anxiety, we should take time to separate from the noise around us and spend some quiet time alone with God.
God told Elijah to go and stand on the mountain before the Lord. The Lord passed by, and a great strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks into pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; after the wind, an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; after the earthquake a fire, but the lord was not in the fire.
After the fire, a still small voice. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle, went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him and said, “Elijah, what are you doing here?” (1 Kings 19: 11 – 13)
Air, Fire and Earth are considered important elements, and are also worshipped in some cultures. It was interesting that God used these elements in their grandeur, yet was not in any of them.
He drew this comparison in order to let us know that His response will not always be grand, or evident to the eyes. In all cases, He is found in His Word but not always in the obvious. He has numerous scriptures stating that He and His word are one, that is why if you are a disciple of Christ, reading and learning His Word should be a complete marker in your life. How else will you recognize when He is speaking to you? How will you be able to distinguish between His True Voice and the false?
If your mind is filled with uncertainty, fear and anxiety, God is calling you to Himself. Spend time and seek Him, He has your next steps in His Hands.
The school bell has rung, class dismissed.