Elijah, after a great victory over the prophets of Baal and praying down rain from heaven after a three-year drought, was being hunted down by Jezebel’s army. He fled for his life, and in the desert, he begged God to take his life. He did not want to go on living. But God in His wisdom and majesty had other plans for Elijah. God sent an angel with food and drink to sustain Elijah for his journey, for in his own strength the journey would be too hard for him. Elijah rose and headed to Mount Horeb, where the Lord spoke to him. It took him forty days to make that six- to seven-day journey. I’m like that sometimes too. After spiritual victories, the enemy will come in like a flood, and sometimes through the cares of life, the trials, and hardships that come my way, I too become weary and it seems like it is all I can do just to put one foot in front of the other. It’s then I am tempted to just stop and stay there. Have you ever been in that place? But we shouldn’t stop and give up; we need to keep going … whether it takes us forty days or six days to reach the place where we will hear from the Lord, the important thing is to keep moving forward.
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