Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
1 Kings 19:3-4 - Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed
Read - 1 Kings 19:1 - 20:43
Remember that there is always more going on in the Kingdom of God than what we may see with our eyes or sense with our emotions. Elijah talks to God about His despair. He gets alone with God and hears His voice refute his ideas by confirming there were over 7,000 others (like him) that were followers of God. When despair sneaks in, find some time alone with God and let Him wash your mind with His Word of truth.
Lord, help me not to lose sight that I am not alone as long as You are with me.
Elisha wasn’t stalling in following Elijah in 1 Kings 19:20…thus he didn’t get the same response that Jesus gave to His would-be disciples in Luke 9:59-60.
Satan can get into the Misleading business with even the most devout followers of God. Elijah has been on the ‘mountaintop of faith’. He has seen God provide for all He needs. Yet, he now feels alone. Why? Satan deceives us in this way to try and make us feel isolated. From there, and without refuting his deception, we are susceptible to being divided. Thankfully, God ministers to Elijah and the next scene we read is of a new partner in ministry (Elisha). Has the devil done a deception work on you…convincing you that you are going it alone? Remember, our God will never leave us nor forsake us!