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Fire and Ice

  • Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I don't make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time!" When he saw that, he arose, and ran for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree. Then he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers." 1 Kings 19:1'4 WEB.

    Elijah had a major breakthrough in his life on top of Mount Carmel when he won a showdown with 850 false prophets. God had confirmed Elijah's words and ministry by raining fire from heaven. Then Elijah prayed and brought rain, ending a three and a half year drought (James 5:17). He had outrun a chariot while on foot in a sixteen-mile race to town (1 Kings 18:46). This was certainly a high point in Elijah's life. He was the man of the hour, living in a season of walking in power. It seemed that Elijah could do no wrong. Yea, things were going great.

    Yet, right behind Elijah's victory came sudden and massive fear and discouragement. Elijah had to flee for his life. He ran far into the wilderness, sat down under a juniper tree, and prayed that he might die. Elijah was completely drained, tired, and burnt out. He lost his appetite and was consumed with self-pity. The powerful man of God was now in a gloomy, dark place in his life. He had gone from hot as fire to cold as ice. From feeling like a hero to feeling like a zero.

    The Lord asked him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" After Elijah carefully explained his circumstances and how he felt like it was only him against the entire nation of Israel, the Lord clarified things and gave him a new task. Elijah had needed direction, so the Lord gave him a new vision and refreshed his hope.

    Anyone that has walked with the Lord a while has had something go differently than they planned. You don't always get what you want, the way you want, when you want it. Be assured that every time that you fall, give up, and pray to die. God is going to say, "What are you doing here again? Get up. There is still work to do." So today, if you are ready to give up, hide under a bush and sleep, have hope. It's not over yet.

    Sometimes the greatest defeats follow amazing breakthroughs. When that happens, get somewhere quiet, pray, and get a fresh vision from God of what is coming next. Your journey is not over until you stop getting up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a fresh vision for my life. Renew my hope. Take away the doom and gloom and help me focus on knowing You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, Remove all doom and gloom in my life and cover me with your Peace Father.
May 28
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please give me a fresh vision for my life. Renew my hope. Take away the doom and gloom and help me focus on knowing You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!❤️
May 28
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. A fresh vision. A Rehma word so I know Your perfect will for my life right now. In Jesus Christ Name. Amen

May 28
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

May 28
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

May 28
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: May 28

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  You are my light in the dark.  Shine on me Lord!!  Amen

May 28
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

May 28
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please refresh our lives and renew our hope. Amen 

May 28
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

May 28
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father I thank You for this day, refreshed hope and Your vision for my life, Amen.

May 28
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Heavenly Father Please Refresh Me Amen Good Morning Everyone 

May 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes LORD,  no doom and gloom for me, for I am your child and I know you want the best for me.  Thank you LORD, IN YOUR PRECIOUS SONS NAME,  JESUS,  AMEN AND AMEN 

May 28
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

May 28
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , yes my God,Amen !!! God Bless!

May 28
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A timely prayer for today, Pastor Dion! Lord, give me a fresh vision for my life. Renew my hope. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

May 28
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to give me a fresh vision for my life, let it be as Your will be fulfilled in me. Renew my hope of having You as my Lord, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen.

On time devotional Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both, Amen. 

 

May 28
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you for this encouragement this morning! We all fail and we all have doubts. We have to pick ourself up and keep going. Its not over until God says its over. Trust God with your very life and He will sustain you and if you put Him first in your life He will give you the desires of your heart.

May 28
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Help us focus on You Lord God Yahweh Almighty. In the name of Jesus we ask,Amen. 

May 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

May 28
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery

I love this devotional.

I learned the quote:  I may fall, but I know how to get back up.  and before I get back up, I kneel and pray to God for helping me get back up and carry on with sharing and caring with praying in His name, Amen

 

May 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me keep going dear God. Help me Holy Spirit to stay strong to help where I can. I love you God. In the name of Jesus. Praise God Amen. 

May 28
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

May 29