Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready! One more day! Hallelujah!
For those of you who have not seen the full manifestation of what you have been praying about these 21 days, don’t dismay. Let me encourage you to have faith in God! God may not do what we want, when we want it but this week, He does all things well. We trust that though His ways are not our ways and His thoughts not our thoughts, that He is faithful! And, so we expect the fulfillment of prayers and petitions.
This passage was on my heart this morning:
I Kings 44:43-45... He said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go back” seven times. It came about the seventh time, that he said, “Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’ “ 45 In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel...
In this passage, we see that Elijah was relentless in checking to see if there was any sign of rain. He expected to see God move. So, be steadfast in your expectation that God will answer your prayer. He sent his servant seven times to look for a sign. Seven is God’s number of completion. God knows the timing; just keep a spirit of expectancy because there is a day of completion for your wait. When the servant finally returned with a favorable response, it was such a minor development that you wonder why Elijah was so encouraged. The cloud was the size of your hand - way up in the sky but Elijah knew that God was up to something big! He told the servant, though he only saw a very, very small cloud, to get ready for the downpour. And, in a “little while,” the cloud grew black and there was a heavy rain. In the words of Bishop T.D. Jakes, Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready!
I trust God that the small sign that He is working is enough for me to believe the answer is on the way. I will prepare for the turnaround in my life that is coming. God will not only send the rain in my drought, he will send a downpour. Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready!
1. Remember to prepare to Break the Fast and Maintain a Life of Fasting and Prayer.
2. Take time to thoughtfully plan breaking the fast.
3. Plan to make changes in your life, in every way, for a year of refreshing.