Hello Amazing Reader, 

Welcome to a wonderful new week. This week, joy and rejoicing will be your testimony, in Jesus name. 

Have you experienced a situation where you prayed concerning something and it looked like the answer wasn’t forthcoming? Maybe it was a prayer point for years, and the more you prayed, the farther the answer seemed. Eventually, you gave in because it seemed pointless continuing to pray. 

Something similar happened to Elijah, but he didn’t give up. In 1 Kings 18:41-44, he had prophesied to King Ahab by the Spirit of God that there would be rain in Samaria. While Ahab went to eat and drink (excited that rain was coming), Elijah went up to pray for the manifestation of this prophecy. As he prayed, he kept sending his servant to check if the clouds had begun to gather. The servant went and saw nothing. This happened seven times, and finally he saw a small cloud (as small as a man’s hand). Remember this was a small cloud, yet Elijah knew his prayer had been answered.  

Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.”  So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you. 

I don’t know how many times you’ve prayed or believed God for that situation to change, but it’s time to pray again. Especially if you are praying based on God’s word, or God had revealed something to you for which you desire its manifestation. You may not see the answers immediately, but go again. Or maybe it’s a small cloud you see, don’t be deceived by its size; abundance of rain is coming! It’s time to prepare, else the rain stops you. 

God’s blessings always,