Immense Faith

Daily reading: 1 Kings 18:20-39
Friday November 13, 2015

Focus passage:   At the time of the evening offering, the prophet Elijah drew near and prayed: “LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant.  I have done all these things at your instructions. 1 Kings 18:36

Elijah repaired the altar by taking 12 stones, representing the 12 tribes of Israel.  He then dug a trench around the altar.  He placed wood down, butchered the bull and put it on the wood and then he invited others to participate.

Elijah has them drench the wood and bull with water once
and it just isn’t enough and so they repeat it again and again.  
Three times four jars were filled with water and poured on the sacrifice and the wood.

There was so much water that it filled the trench around the altar.
He is further stacking the odds against God just to prove the point. 
There can be no mistaking what is about to happen, no one can say that the wood was do dry that it instantaneously caught fire.

He proves against all of the odds that God is God.  After he prays, the sacrifice is consumed by fire.

The faith of God is immense in this passage and so is the faith of Elijah.  Do you believe that God can find a way to help you each and every day?  Do you seek for God’s guidance?

Prayer:  God I seek you today.  Help me in the trials of my day and let me feel your presence in the joys of my day.  Amen.


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