Don’t Wait to Feel the Rain on Your Skin

1 Kings 18:41-46 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'” Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. The power of the LORD came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
Sometimes we don’t have the luxury of waiting til we’re wet.
God calls us to do something
We want to cover our bases by waiting to feel the rain drops.
Then we’ll put up our umbrellas and declare a thunderstorm.
But not in this case…
We say, “it’s just a cloud the size of a man’s hand
no need to rush.”
But that didn’t stop Elijah.
He knew action was needed.
He knew he had to move.
He did wait to feel the rain on his skin.
He didn’t miss his moment.
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