James 5:17-18 – Day 18
Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.
Often, we think of people in the bible as larger than life. But, Elijah is not to be thought of as a superhero. He was as human as we are. We are meant to think of him as on the same level as us.
Also, Elijah’s praters had powerful effects. His prayers were not wimpy or vague. He prayed for specific, God-guided, meaningful things.
If we are in the same category as Elijah (real people with real lives and challenges), and Elijah’s earnest prayers have such power, then how important should we consider our own prayers? How strong is your own faith when it comes to the prayers you say?