Ignite Your Life
1 Kings 18:41-44 NLT
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.” The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.” 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.” Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’”
No greater place to be in your life than to live a life on fire for Jesus. Maybe some of you have experienced a season of being on fire for Jesus; what an incredible feeling to know Jesus personally and experience him on a level like never before. Those times in life where you experience Jesus are not an accident but they happen because of a series of events. I love the story found in 1 Kings 18, Elisha prays for rain with his servant Ahab.
The country was in a drought and in desperate need for rain and Elisha does what he does best, prays. To experience a life on fire for Jesus, I believe it takes a few action steps on our part and then God does the rest. First of all, admit you might be dried up and in need of God. Then, begin to pray and ask God for revival. Pray for a bit and then take action to see some results. Then, pray some more and then take action again to see some results. Tell God you need him in your life and you won’t move until you get on fire for Jesus. God will honor this prayer and you will eventually see God set your heart on fire!
“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.”
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
Matthew 7:7 NLT