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Life In The Time Of Coronavirus Lockdown Diary Day 19: Expectant

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus


Lockdown Diary Day 19: Expectant

Expectant

ex·pect·ant (/ikหˆspektษ™nt/)

having or showing an excited feeling that something is about to happen, especially something pleasant and interesting.

When you pray for rain, bring an umbrella. That's expectant faith.

That's it. That's the post for today. Thank you. Goodbye. ๐Ÿ˜›

Okay. I want to write more than that.

I'm sharing about one of my favorite stories about faith which involves rain and the prophet Elijah.

But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.


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."

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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. -1 Kings 18:42-45

About this story

  • Elijah prayed earnestly and desperately. When was the last time you prayed down low to the ground with your face between your knees? This position denotes desperation, right? 
  • Seven times he asked his servant. The experts say that seven indicates perfection and completion in the Bible. How many times do you pray and try again before you give up on what you're praying for?
  • A big storm starts with a tiny cloud. The cloud the servant saw was the size of a man's hand rising from the sea. Imagine the tiniest cloud you've ever seen. That must be how small it was.

    For Elijah though, he saw a storm coming. And he was right.

Life lessons from Elijah and the rain

  1. See things with the eyes of faith
  2. Prayers can move mountains. Or bring rain in the dessert. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  3. God favors those whom He chose. Breaking news: He chose us!
  4. Pray unceasingly.
  5. Again, when you pray for rain, bring an umbrella.

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This is how I'm trying to deal with the uncertainties today.

The world says there is drought, but my God brings the storm.
The world says impossible, I say with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
The world says COVID-19 will kill us all, but my God will restore us to health and heal our wounds. (Jeremiah 30:17)

Your turn

  • What are you expecting to receive today?
  • Do you like the rain too? ๐Ÿ˜Š


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