Hey everybody! I wanted to share with you for the next few days some “old gold” that I had sent out awhile back! It’s on a story in 1 Kings about Elijah that I had studied and really found a lot of fire in my faith during that time so as you read through these I pray they will light your faith on fire as well!!!
“Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent. Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only prophet of the Lord who is left, but Baal has 450 prophets. Now bring two bulls. The prophets of Baal may choose whichever one they wish and cut it into pieces and lay it on the wood of their altar, but without setting fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood on the altar, but not set fire to it. Then call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by setting fire to the wood is the true God!” And all the people agreed. Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “You go first, for there are many of you. Choose one of the bulls, and prepare it and call on the name of your god. But do not set fire to the wood.””
1 Kings 18:21-25
Continuing in this story from 1 Kings about Elijah, this part is where Elijah is standing toe to toe with hundreds of prophets for other gods, the king and all the people of Israel. 1 man and God vs. the world. The whole nation had turned from God to follow these other little gods and Elijah calls out the people of Israel with this question and then challenges all of these other prophets to show them His God was so much bigger and more powerful than their made up fake gods. Kind of hit me that, I bet these people of Israel were pretty butt hurt when he called out like that but they needed to hear that truth. I’ve been fortunate enough the last few weeks to join in an accountability group with some of my best buddies and having real, honest and Godly voices filled with truth in my life is changing my life more everyday. We may not wanna hear the truth that we have to make a choice between serving other gods and serving God, or be challenged in our faith but we all need an Elijah in our life, or maybe more than one. His sole purpose wasn’t to gain anything from it or judge them but to unite the nation again and bring them back to the one true God! Having real Godly voices and examples in our life, pushing us to sacrifice more and strengthen our faith by constantly challenging us, it’s not a suggestion but it’s a need! We all need that whether we want to admit or not cause we all sin, we’re all weak! That’s what brothers and sisters are for! The truth may not feel real good but Gods truth will set you free and cut through all the lies. I don’t know if you have people like this or think you don’t need em, but after meeting again tonight and see God like never before, make a point to have that time with others throughout the week! People you can pour it all out to and people who will listen and respond with the truth you need to hear! Be an Elijah and have many Elijah’s, I can tell ya from experience that doing this life by yourself only leads to straying farther away but having people to lean on changes everything, unites you, brings you back to God when you need Him most!