#5368 – First Signs

Good morning people who steward well the small signs of miracles on the horizon.

1 Kings 18:41-44 NIV And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”

Sometimes we simply need to go, and then go again and again and again and again and again and again. A tenacious heart and a persevering faith truly does please God. It also greatly irritates and frustrates the enemy!

Sometimes we don’t receive the miracle because the facts cause us to not go again. Questions, doubt and confusion can take the place of faith, trust and confidence in God. These are days of persevering faith.

Faith has a tenacity to it that is required of men and women of God. Faith is not about what we can do. Faith is an unshakeable conviction that God is who He says He is and that He can and will do what He says He will do.

We need to act at the first sign of a miracle as if it is the completion of the miracle.

At the first sign that there could be rain – a small cloud in the sky – Elijah tells his servant to go and tell Ahab to get moving quickly before the rain stops him. Naturally speaking, this was so premature. Spiritually speaking, this was faith!

How well do you steward small signs of faith?

Have you made a covenant commitment to stay in faith regardless of what you see or don’t see?

Faith pleases God.