"At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: "O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again." (1 Kings 18:36-37 NIV).
It’s amazing what God will do to call His people back to Him. And it’s amazing how often we resist that calling. The Israelites turned so easy to other gods time and again. Yet, they had seen and heard all of the great things God had done for them.
On Mount Carmel, Elijah shows the people just how real God is and how false all the other gods are. It takes a physical sign for the people to believe.
I’m so thankful for the times God does show up and remind me of His love and faithfulness. This could be through a spectacular sign, but it could also just be through the hug of a friend, through the encouraging words of a sermon, or from an inner nudge from the Holy Spirit.
I pray that I will always remember everything He has done for me, in both big ways and small, and that I will stand firm in my faith.
How is God evident in your life, both in big ways and in small?