11/7/14 Daily Devotion

James 5:17-18 Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

Confession and prayer are powerful tools that God has brought into our lives as a tools of blessing. Elijah sets before us a powerful example of earnest prayers, prayers that were offered up to God with a heart completely focused on the will of God. Elijah’s example is not one that we can emulate as far as the prevention of rain is concerned, unless it falls in line with the will of God. That’s what makes the manner in which we pray important. Our prayers should not be offered without including our desire for the will of God to come forth. This was the central aspect of Elijah’s prayer, and it must be the same of each of our prayers. God can do anything, absolutely anything, but sometimes He says no, not now, or maybe later.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me reach powerfully into Heaven through prayer, but also help me be willing to accept Your response.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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