Sunday, April 28, 2024

April 28, 2024

Jezebel sent word to Elijah that she was going to kill him, so he fled in fear. He gave up and wanted to die, but God wasn’t having it and sent an angel to watch over him and feed him. He ended up hiding in a cave at Horeb, the mountain of God, the same place that God hid Moses in the cleft of the rock as he passed by. This story of Elijah is one of my favorites because it taught me to listen for the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. 

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; butthe LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11-12

Then God spoke to him, admonishing him for running away by asking him what he was doing there. God told him to go and anoint Hazael, king of Syria, Jehu, king of Israel, and anoint Elisha as prophet. He left the mountain and found Elisha, who was plowing his field, with him being the twelfth plow. Elijah threw his mantle/robe upon him. He left his oxen and ran after Elijah, explaining that he wanted to tell his parents goodbye before he left them. Elisha slaughtered his oxen and fed the people. He then went after Elijah and ministered to him. 

Even though Elijah may not have wanted to do everything God called him to, God knew he was capable and created a pathway to keep him alive to finish the job. The last meal the angel fed him kept him satiated for forty days! When God calls you to serve, He will provide a way. Don’t neglect God’s calling on your life. Oh, and make sure you listen to that still, small voice within you; that’s the Holy Spirit!

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