Today's Scripture | James 5:17

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months

Elijah and Elisha were two men who served God and made every day count. When the whole world opposed them, they believed in the One Who called them. They shaped the world for the glory of God.

One day, as they walked along shoulder to shoulder, a chariot of fire drawn by horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah was caught up to heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11). Elisha was left staring forlornly into the sky.

He must have thought, “Without this great prophet, what will become of us now?” We easily succumb to similar thoughts. When God moves powerfully in the life of one individual, we begin to believe that, as long as that person breathes, God can work.

But God is no respecter of persons; He displays no partiality. He has purposes for each one of us. As James points out, Elijah was a human being with the same kind of nature that we possess. And when he prayed earnestly, God answered.

Elijah was just like you and me. Like him, we can make every moment count. Like him, our prayers are powerful and effective. Like him, we can impact this world with the glory of God.

A Prayer for You Today...

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. You will do even greater works than the miracles that Jesus performed when you believe in Him. Make every moment count!