Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21
With 450 prophets pulling the people of Israel in the opposite direction, Elijah felt very alone (1 Kings 18:22). Yet, he was surprisingly confident.
Strangely enough, he had such amazing confidence in Yahweh, God that we notice him:
1) challenging the others prophets to a fiery duel
2) taunting his opponents with sarcastic jabs
3) going above and beyond to prove the extraordinary power of his God.
Now, it’s not clear where this idea came from but Elijah’s passion for God was revealed on that day and God’s response was both gracious and powerful. Elijah’s bold confidence aimed to glorify his God was remarkable and we, too, can walk in confidence in our resurrected Lord!
Perhaps some of Elijah’s confidence came from the resurrection he witnessed a few years earlier. Like Elijah we trust in the power of our God’s resurrecting powers and we pray confidently to him for more stories that will testify to his fame!
You can join us in praising God for being the one and only true God tonight at Littles Creek Park at 4pm. We will finish this week of 28days of Prayer with an attitude of thanksgiving.
By Yvonne Biel