An Elijah Perspective

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‘Word of Challenge’ – An Elijah Perspective

Picture with me the account of Elijah’s prayer for rain.  When his servant said, “A little cloud like a man’s hand is coming from the sea,” Elijah demonstrated faith and immediately responded.  There are two life-changing perspectives that we can explore here.  Both directly relate to the small clouds that come into our lives.

The One You Want to Avoid
1 – We all understand the illustrations of a glass that is filled half-way with water.  Instead of saying the glass is “Half Full,” a life-inhibiting perspective will say the glass is “Half Empty.”  So, if Elijah would have had this perspective, he would have waited to send word to Ahab until “after” he saw the lightning, heard the thunder, and felt the puddles forming around his feet.

The One You Want to Daily Practice
2 – The life-giving perspective of the glass being “Half Full” focuses upon the goodness of God, even in the smallest of events.  I daily take note of God’s goodness in my life, even when I am walking through the most difficult situations!  I choose to overcome evil with good!  I choose to be thankful to my Life-Giver!  This perspective continues to be the strength that sees me through the most challenging moments.  It’s the “Elijah perspective” to recognize the hand of God moving even in the smallest of details!

Why is this so vital to your life?  Let’s bullet it in a list.

  • You need strength to be victorious
  • The Joy of the Lord is your strength
  • Joy is not forced upon you
  • Your Joy in the Lord comes directly from your recognition of God’s activity in your life
  • The life-giving Elijah perspective creates in you an extra sensitive spirit to see God’s activity
  • You then receive Joy which brings strength
  • This results in “Being More Than an Overcomer”

Make a special effort to develop the Elijah Perspective!  Your days will be filled with joy.  Your life will become a living testimony to the lost around you!

-Pastor Gary