Whenever I’d see dark clouds form in the sky, it was an indication to me, that rain or a thunderstorm was very likely to come. In the event that it did, I would automatically do one of two things: grab an umbrella or immediately seek shelter. Most often, I chose the latter, because I simply didn’t want to get wet, nor my hair, to say the least. After I waited until the storm blew over, I couldn’t help but realize how the things that were once filled with water, had suddenly become dry. It seemed instant, almost to say, the rain was never there. Suddenly, it reminded me of how Elijah, the Prophet, had prayed to God for 3.5 years for no rain, and it never came.
As a result of the terrible famine and no harvest for food, Elijah went up to the mountain top and commissioned God to “make it rain.” At first, his request went unanswered. Then a second time. Then a third time. Then a fourth time. However, Elijah was persistent and sent his servant to go up to the mountain top a total of seven times, before he saw a dark cloud appear in the sky. Soon after, it rained. Elijah not only had guts, but he had faith as well! I’ve read that story countless of times, but most recently, I was given a new meaning for it. A lot of people equate dark clouds as a sign that something bad is about to happen, and in most cases, that’s true. While some people wish the rain would never come, there are so many others looking for it.
Are you in a drought? Do you have a shortage of money, that’s making it next to impossible to pay your bills and continue to live? Perhaps, you’ve gone to God countless of times praying for reprieve, yet you go “back down the mountain,” carrying the same requests. You’re almost to the point of giving up, but you continue to “make that climb,” because you feel the next time is going to be “it.” I know I do! Although I’d like to be able to tell you when it’s going to come, I can’t. But, what I can tell you is, don’t stop looking for the rain! Keep making your requests known, because sooner or later, God is going to send a downpour of His blessings upon you. With this type of rain, you won’t get wet, so there’s no need for an umbrella.
Until next time my NOTE takers!