صيادي الناس

Message from the Monthly Flyer from June 2011

Steadfast in God’s calling

1.Kings 19:2-10 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time." And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, "It is enough! Now, LORD, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!" Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat." Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the angel of the LORD came back the second time, and touched him, and said, "Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you." So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God. And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" So he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life."

Elijah was the most well-known among all the prophets. God used him in a mighty way. You can see from the Word of God that, Elijah demonstrated that the idols cannot in any way compete with God, or be compared to Him. Although Elijah was a great prophet, he, nonetheless, was tired and frustrated in his ministry and work for God. He was discouraged because he did not believe that the people would listen to his message. During this time, God reminded Elijah that He is God and is big enough to understand Elijah's discouragement and concern for his prophetic ministry.

A ministry can be exhausting. However, when you know that you have been called and chosen by God, it will help you to be able to stand strong in your ministry. Keep on believing that, God was the One who called you to do what you are doing and allow Him to give you strength to do God's work. jk

صيادي الناس

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