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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 high roller coaster with them. We waited for everyone to get on board and locked in, then the ride operator started it up. The coaster slowly rattled and climbed up the rails. After a 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.

    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 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!

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen and Amen!
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton 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! ❤️
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, Your timing is perfect, and Your promises is true, amen 

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John Smith
John Smith

Amen.

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Jul 15

AMEN.  Heavenly Father,  Thank You for being with me through life's up and downs.  I couldn't do this without You. AMEN

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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Hallelujah, Amen!

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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. You are my God in whom I'm trust.

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord, I know you have plans for me. Thank you for loving and watching over me and my family. Amen 

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done Father, Amen!

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

I do love a good rollercoaster thank you Father for being with me always 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen, !

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God help my Grandchildren prosper. Amen

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