Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Seventh Hour

"Finally the seventh time..." 1 Kings 18:44


It's almost rare today to find anyone with this type of determination. Few seem to demonstrate sticktoitiveness in any area of life. Children tire of music lessons, paper routes and dance lessons and parents find it easier to relent than teach the ability of seeing something through until completion. It's truly no wonder the divorce rate is so high. Many are taught that when the going gets tough, you simply leave. We need to be learning resolute tenacity.

What would have happened if the prophet had quit on the sixth time? What if Elijah had stopped praying, or the servant had stopped looking? They kept believing. They stayed the course. They trusted God. God answered!

Maybe you're like me and you find yourself caught in the sixth hour waiting for that distant little cloud to appear that brings hope. Keep looking up. His rain is coming.

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Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

VERY True :)


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Praying for the rain to come to your world this day. When it does, make sure and posture your heart beneath its cleansing power.