“…the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.”
Communicating with God is never one way. So often, we get caught up pouring our hearts out to God, but never allow Him to speak to us. In fact, when was the last time you sat patiently waiting for God to speak to you, be that audibly, in your thoughts or through His Word? In truth, life is busy. We are consumed with work, school, studies, family commitments and meeting friends. Yet, the most important part of our day is taking time out to hear what God is saying. One such man was the Old Testament prophet Elijah.
We often view Elijah as some super hero man with an amazing ability to hear from God, and yes it’s true he was a great man. Yet Elijah, as James says, was just a normal man like we are. Yet he made it his life’s work to listen to God and let God’s instruction lead his life. We too have that prophetic ability to hear God’s voice, and let it influence and dictate our lives. We have the ability to speak out what God is saying to us, through our lifestyles and through our words. So the challenge today is this… speak to God and listen to His response.