After more than three years of extreme drought, it had to seem totally impossible that rain could begin falling at a moment’s notice. So, what did Elijah do? What path did his faith take him?
In 1 Kings 18:42, we read, “So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.”
It seems clear that Elijah knows what God’s will is, but he also recognizes the necessity of praying God’s will into existence. And he does that by fasting. Notice that he sends Ahab to eat and drink, but he climbs Mount Carmel to pray. Vs 45 says, “And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.”
This story reminds us that simply knowing God’s will is not enough. God’s desire is that we would pray His will into existence in our lives.
Whether you are believing for God to do the impossible in your life, your marriage, your family, or your job, fasting and prayer are often the God-ordained pathways that faith travels to put your miracle in motion.
per·se·ver·ance /ˌpərsəˈvirəns/ noun:
Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Sometimes we think that it only takes once to pray for God's will to manifest and it will be so, or that to repeat prayers somehow offends God. What if persisting in persevering, especially when it looks impossible, is one of the keys of faith that not only presses us deeper into the Father's chest, but unlocks the unseen to see Him move with our own eyes? Friend, no matter what we see with our natural eyes, let's together persist in pressing in and persevering, for our prayers partnered with our Lord's will send shock waves in the unseen that will clear a path for the world to see Kingdom on earth!