by PamFord Davis
6/28/2012 / Devotionals
"Lethargy"lack of energy. "Discouragement"lack of lust for life. "Fear"lack of faith. We see the road signs alerting us to danger ahead. Detour! The narrow road is clearly in sight, and sojourners beckon us back within safe boundaries. God sees the downcast, is keenly aware of their dilemma. Elijah's lethargy, discouragement, and fears not only became detours from his mission. The trio served as a wake-up call. (1 Kings 19:4-14)
Elijah encountered Mighty God. The prophet, backed into a corner, cowered in fear. "I alone am left; and they seek to take my life (1 Kings 19:14b NKJ)." He had not outlived his usefulness. The arduous journey had merely sapped the man of natural strength and ambition. God still planned the itinerary. He instructed Elijah to start a return trip to Damascus, anoint kings, and meet his successor. God, knowing his weariness, had already appointed Elisha, as next in line to serve.
Those who serve the Lord do grow weary. Our loss of strength can result in kingdom gains. We must not become so discouraged, that we cease to see the urgency of outreach. "Then He said to his disciples, 'The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Matthew 9:37-38 NKJ)." I tire easily; I seek to trust Him fully. (Matthew 11:28-30) Christ is anxious to lighten my load.
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by PamFord Davis
Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program.
Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer