Today's Scripture | Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.'

God sent Elijah to stand before the evil Israelite king, Ahab. At God’s prompting, Elijah boldly declared that no rain or dew would fall in the land of Israel until he said the word.

He threw down the gauntlet to a nation that served Baal, a god who purportedly brought down the rain and made the crops grow. Elijah challenged Baal and demonstrated the power of the one true God. Three and a half years later, drought had devastated Israel.

Elijah stood on God’s Word. He did what God asked him to do, and he made it count. No matter how difficult the task that God has given you, make it count. No matter how many or how few stand with you, make it count.

If He sends you into political office, speak the declarative words of truth. He may send you to the PTA, your workplace or the community center. He may ask you to usher or sing in the choir. Whatever you do, make it count!

Elijah stood in a generation where no one else was willing to speak the truth. When he did, a nation fell to its knees. Be willing to go. Be willing to stand. Be willing to speak. Make it count!

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. May you go forth in the boldness of the Lord to declare His word, to shine His light, and to share His love. Amen.