Thursday, September 22, 2016


James 5:17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for the next three and a half years!

One of the things we so often fail to remember is that every one of the men and women of the Scriptures were human, just as we are. No matter how godly they were or how much they were used by God, they were human. They knew the same emotions we do. They had the same good days and bad days we do. They had fears and doubts just like we do. They had problems just like we do. They stumbled and fell just like we do. Yet, God used many of them in miraculous ways. Why them and not us? While there is no way we can know for sure, I believe there are some things that we can say.

These people were people of faith. They did not always get it right, but they believed God, trusted Him, and allowed themselves to be used by Him. They did not have all the knowledge about God that we do, yet they believed God and did marvelous things for God. We can do the same as they did. We cannot be who they were, but we can be used of God like they were.

God uses those who are faithful and submissive to Him. When we put the Lord first in our lives, God honors us and uses us for His glory. Are you fully surrendered to the Lord? Are you in a position to be used by God? Are you investing your life in Christ's life? Are you feeding your soul with His Word? Are you in constant fellowship with Him in prayer? If you do these things, just like Elijah of old, God will use you in mighty ways.

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