Lone Ranger

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lone rangerThen he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
He said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.” 1 Kings 19:9-10

Elijah experienced the great faithfulness, zeal, and power of God in the magnificent defeat of the prophets of Baal. Depression and fear set in upon him when Jezebel threatened him. He felt like the lone ranger (the only one truly serving God). After a 200 mile journey, he encounters God who asks him what he is doing? God was about to commission Elijah on his next task. Although, Elijah felt alone, God was ready to give him a helper named Elisha as a ministry partner. Moreover, God revealed the truth that He had 7,000 other prophets who had not bent their knee to Baal. It wasn’t as bad as Elijah thought.

Do I have the complete picture of what God is doing? Do I feel like a lone ranger?

God, thank you for the fun of doing ministry with other people. I am not alone. Jesus was not alone. I see You moving with power in the situations I have been praying about. May the deal on the property solidify today or tomorrow. Help me manage the budget and make wise decisions. Please give me insight. And thank you that so many people love the ministry of the school, our teachers, and administrators. May Your love be felt on our campus today.

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