Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Morning Prayer Guide - Tuesday

Read: 1 Kings 19:9-18 and Psalm 78:17-20, 52-55

Today we read of an encounter Elijah has with God. God is revealing himself to Elijah. Elijah thought he was the only person left who followed God. Everyone else seemed to be following Baal. We sometimes feel the same way. Are we really alone? Isn’t there anyone left? Have we made a mistake?

God’s response is an interesting one. First God shows his might – but God isn’t in those things. Then God talks to Elijah in a still, small voice. The God of the universe, more powerful than any of us can imagine, speaks in a voice that is so quiet we sometimes wonder if it is really there. And then God surprises Elijah by telling him there are still 7,000 men who have not given in to idol worship. Sure, it’s a remnant, but it’s a whole lot more than one.

Have you ever felt alone, as though you were the only Christian left? Have you ever wondered if following God was a mistake? Yesterday we thought about how God has revealed himself to us. Were any of those encounters connected with your times of feeling alone?

Ask God to be with you. Ask him to show himself to you. Ask him to use you to build the Kingdom. Write your own prayer.

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