Hear the word of the lord
What do you see? Part 2 – A change in your Horizon – 1 Kings 18:41-45
Pastor Lloyd Ashworth
There had been no rain for three and a half years. The ground was dry the crops had failed – and it was God who had turned off the rain from the heavens. It was the only way God could get through – sometimes we don’t turn to God unless we have exhausted every other avenue. It’s a hard lesson to learn that God cares more for our hearts than he does our comfort! So here today is a Bible truth that is uncomfortable. This is not something that appears only in some obscure verse in the murky depths of an OT book. It is borne out right through the Bible. And here it is: That God will go to any lengths to secure our affections and bring us close to himself. He will stretch us and bring us even to the point of desperation. Before we get into Elijah’s story today, I want to remind you of what James writes to followers of Jesus about physical sickness. James 5:13-18 says call for the elders and pray!