THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
LOOK AGAIN. YOU’RE ABOUT TO COME INTO YOUR SEVENTH TIME
After three and a half years of severe drought, the prophet Elijah was CERTAIN that God was going to send rain. He climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and began to pray. He told his assistant to go look on the other side of the mountain and see if there was any sign of rain. After the seventh “go and look again,” the cloud appeared, and rain CAME.
You may feel like YOU’VE been in a drought. You’ve been looking for a long TIME. You’ve been FAITHFUL, doing the right thing but nothing is CHANGING. It doesn’t LOOK like it’s doing any good but get ready. Look again. Like Elijah, you’re about to come into your SEVENTH time. You’re going to see a sign of what God is DOING. Don’t let the little cloud fool you. That small cloud is going to turn into a huge DOWNPOUR. Suddenly, there is an ABUNDANCE of favor, an abundance of HEALING, an abundance of good BREAKS.
1 Kings 18:43–44, NLT
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.”