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DAILY DEVOTION


HI!

Bill & John met for lunch on the first day of school.

Bill said, “Last night I dreamed we took a vacation
and went to Six Flags.”

John said, “Yes. Last night I dreamed we took a
vacation and went to Disney World. We rode all the
rides, got ice-cream, and saw Minnie and Mickey.”

Bill said, “Wow! Why didn’t you call me!”

John said, “I did. But your Mom said you had gone to
Six Flags!”
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1 Kings 19:1-4
1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done,
and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying,
So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life
as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.
3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life,
and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah,
and left his servant there.
4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness,
and came and sat down under a juniper tree:
and he requested for himself that he might die; and said,
It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life;
for I am not better than my fathers.
KJV
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THOUGHT________________________________

LIGHT from the WORD.

Oh! What wonderful things we can learn from God's WORD!

What do you do when your technicolor dreams turn to
black and white?

Pay attention to Elijah's story.
He had been the most influential prophet in that era.
He had followed God faithfully!
Yet, he had suffered very much, and now was facing death.

He had publicly announced there would be no rain until he
said so, according to God’s Word.
Then, Elijah had gone to the “brook Cherith” to wait.
(See 1Kings 17:5)
God fed him there; but then, the brook dried up!

God provided Elijah with a place to stay in Zarepath.
(See 1Kings 17:9)
There, Elijah performed the first “mouth to mouth” resuscitation.
(See 1Kings 17:18-22)

Then, upon God’s Word, Elijah returned to Israel and met
with 850 prophets of baal on Mt. Carmel.
Elijah challenged them to call upon their gods and send
fire to consume the sacrifice.
For seven hours they called for hours!
But, nothing happened!

Elijah had lived a “technicolor dream!”
However, the next day, Ahab’s wife Jezebel, sent Elijah a note
saying she would kill him (see verse 2 above).

Elijah’s “technicolor dream” turned to “black and white!”
He was tired and afraid.
He went out into the wilderness, and told God:
“It’s enough, take my life!”

Here's what we learn from this story in the Bible.
When your life is falling apart, PRAY!!

Pray believing!
Pray GENUINELY!

God will SHOW UP!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce