“There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him…“ [1 Kings 19:9]
Elijah is at a crossroad of his faith journey—physically and emotionally drained—just an ordinary man with a big God and the fact is—his faith had worn thin. Tired, despondent, ready to give up. Unlike those places of being led into green pastures and besides still water to rest, this was a place of hiding where, Elijah, “…went into a cave and spent the night”.
The fact about faith is that weariness does creep in—the God of Elijah’s faith doesn’t condemn, demean, demand or deny but failing faith becomes a teachable moment, God is up close and personal and asks…Elijah—What are you doing here?
What are you doing here…? Remember who you are Elijah, God is challenging you about your purpose and calling.
What are you doing here…? Why this place Elijah, come out of hiding and look around you. Change your perspective move to a higher vantage point—time for greater vision.
What are you doing here…? Come out of hiding Elijah and receive specific instructions – listen up I have a task for you.
Delight in His presence unfolds the creases of weariness, failing faith flourishes as He fans the flames of faith–and that’s a fact!
Further reading: ~ Psalm 119:25-40 ~ 2 Kings 19:9-21 ~ 2 Timothy 1-2
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