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365 Devotionals: From Solomon to Exile
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP
The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series
God Gives Strength For The Journey
“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP
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Memory Verse: 7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. 8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God. I Kings 19:7-8 KJV
Song of The Day: On Time God by Dottie Peoples
Elijah fled for his life from the presence of Jezebel who promised to kill him. We know that Elijah walked with God. How then could this devilish woman get so close as to make Elijah flee (I Kings 19:3)? The enemy is not without tools. However, servants of the Lord have a greater promise.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:17 KJV
The fact that the adversary attempts to agitate God’s people is not a sign that the devil is making any ground in this war against principalities (Ephesians 6:12). It only shows that he is always on his job. That is why we as Christians have no time to waste. Understand however, that busy-ness is not necessarily the same as being about God’s business. God has something for everyone to do in His kingdom. Unless we are working in the capacity He has assigned us to, we may miss out the blessing prepared for us and others at the intersection of the place and time God wants you be.
Remember that God will give strength for the journey. Thus, prepare your heart to receive His direction with, “Yes, Lord.” God had an assignment for Elijah (I Kings 19:15-19). What God requires of you may be different, but God is the same who sends His messenger, servant, worker, prophet, pastor, apostles, etc. to the people; and to the places He wants them to go.
Elijah had reason to defect from his surroundings, seeing as his life was in danger. Jezebel had played the role of a dog unleashed by Ahab to tear Elijah’s bones (I Kings 19:2). Still, God had plans for Elijah that no man could halt. Though Elijah grew tired of running, God sent an angel to minister to his needs. Elijah went in strength of the Lord’s provision for forty days and forty nights (I Kings 19:8). God had given Elijah strength for the journey since he went about doing the Lord’s will. God did not stop there, He also gave Elijah a helper in the work of the ministry that God had appointed him to (I Kings 19:21).
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 KJV