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The Roller Coaster

  • After many days, Yahweh's word came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, 'Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain on the earth.' 1 Kings 18:1 WEB.

    Some friends once pulled me onto a really high roller coaster with them. We waited for everyone to get on board and get locked in, then the ride operator started it up. The coaster slowly rattled and climbed up the rails. After a pretty long wait, it finally crossed the crest of the hill, and the ride began. It was all reasonably mundane until we crossed the top of that hill. Then it started, and oh my'hang on!

    Elijah waited for three years. Praying, waiting, and then waiting some more. He stayed by a brook Cherith for a while. Then he stayed with a poor widow in Zarephath. There was not a lot going on. But within hours of the Lord speaking this scripture to him, Elijah had a showdown with 850 false prophets (1 Kings 18:19). He prayed and caused a stream of fire to come down from heaven. His prayer caused it to rain when it had not for three years, and then he outran a chariot back to town while he was on foot. His actions turned Israel to the Lord for a season. I think Elijah had crossed the top of the hill and was hanging on, just trying to keep up with God at that point.

    Don't give up on God during the slow hill climb. When His plan finally comes together, things can move very quickly. You can be racing just to stay up with Him. The roller coaster climbs the hill slowly but when God says, "Now is the time," hang on for the ride is about to begin.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for being there for me. Though it comes slow, I know that it is coming and that You have plans for me. Please guide me and teach me along the way, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Amen....❤️
Oct 9
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

Oct 9
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 9
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen

Oct 9
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank You God

Oct 9
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

My wife Sue is on this roller coaster.Her knee replacement surgery is still giving her pain. Please Jesus heal her and remove the pain.Thank you Jesus. Amen 

Oct 9
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Oct 9
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you.

Oct 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask, Amen. 

Oct 9
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you 

Oct 10
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Oct 9
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Pastor for reminding us that we are not alone.

Oct 9
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Oct 9
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

Oct 9
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 9
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus for all you do for me

Oct 9
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 9
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this,Amen. 

Oct 9
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for all You do for us, we know that Your will be done even though the ride would not be easy. Give us the strength to keep the fight always remembering that we trust in You. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. We thank You for Lord for Your forgiveness and care.

Great devotional testimony Pastor, may God bless you and Sylvia. 

 

Oct 9
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Lord please guide me and teach me in Jesus Name 

Oct 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done, Father. Amen!

Oct 9
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I'm hanging on Lord. Amen

Oct 9
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!!

Oct 9
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, thank you and amen

Oct 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 10