Elijah prophesied a mighty rain after a three year drought. He then went up the hill and prayed the rain down in abundance. While the king of Israel was preparing his chariots and horse to go before the down pour, Elijah tucked in his robes and out run the horses. He knew the rain was coming and wanted to get to the city just before the rain got there. This was a run of a lifetime. The horse came in second because the prophet run like the wind.
I believe the things God is doing in this season require speed. You have to out run horses and their chariots. You have to out run enemies, friends and colleagues. Don’t wait for everything to fall in place. Many times we miss the blessing because we were taking our sweet time. This is a season to be precise and quick. That which you must do must be done quickly. You know what you have to do so don’t sit around waiting for someone to do the job. Get yourself set for the long haul. Don’t miss your season. Run like there is no tomorrow, run like the wind.
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Kings 18:41-46
Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.” The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.” Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.” Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!'” And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly father, I believe that this is a year of speed. I have to out run my enemies, friends and colleagues. I choose to be precise and quick at that which I must do. Am running like the wind in Jesus’ name. Amen