The Bible describes one of the most remarkable spiritual confrontations in history: Elijah’s encounter with Baal’s priests. Even for us today, this account is very dramatic to read. But what was Elijah really after?
"The miracle of a changed heart that lives a lifestyle of gratitude and thanksgiving to God for what He has done is a miracle that will last FOREVER in eternity!"
Imagine with me what it may have been like to grow up on an ancient Israeli farm. The long winter months have reduced the once plentiful pantries to empty shelves, and the family is now living on meager rations and dreaming about a loaf of bread fresh from the oven.
If you believe you already know what God’s will is for your life, but you’ve been waiting a long time for it to be fulfilled, let me encourage you with these words from Habakkuk 2:2–4 where God told Habakkuk: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.
"Adversity does not need to become our destination. It can be a pathway to something greater."
Recently I was out shopping with my kids at our local mall. We passed one particular store where my son knows there is an elaborate toy train set that he loves to play with. He asked me if he could play with it before we left the mall, and I agreed.
Is it possible that you have already discovered God’s will for your life but have not been willing to recognise it as such? Sometimes people miss something that is right in front of them because what they are looking for does not appear the way they expected it to.
It used to be standard practice for large companies to “headhunt” talented executives from prestigious universities or other successful companies for senior positions. But more and more I have noticed that it is becoming the policy of many large companies to promote from within.
It is interesting that when people ultimately discover what God has called them to do, often they look back and see that God had placed many things in their lives early on to prepare them for their calling.
How often has God stood by ready, willing and able to help us, but we never turned to Him or gave Him an opportunity to intervene and bring glory to Himself through our crisis?