Take Heart at the Smallest of Signs

 

You have seen growth and progress,

but your heart cries, “Where is the fruit?”

 

Fix your eyes on the horizon.  Look up and watch for it.

 

In answer to prayer, praise Me at the first sight (the first report) of the smallest of ‘results’.

 

“..Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. He said to his servant, ‘Go up now, look toward the sea.’

So he went up and looked and said, ‘There is nothing.’

And he said, ‘Go back’ seven times.

It came about at the seventh time, that he said, ‘Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.’

And he said, ‘Go up, say to Ahab, “Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.”

In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower.” 1 Kings 18:42-45

 

Choose to take heart at the smallest of signs, just as Elijah was encouraged in his spirit with the news of a cloud the size of a man’s hand (1 Kings 18:41-46) in answer to his prayer for rain.

 

 

Look up and watch.

 

Ask Me to open your eyes to see the deep work that is being accomplished.

Ask Me for a joyful heart that fully experiences the hope of small beginnings-

rejoicing that I AM moving,

that I do hear,

that I am ABLE.

 

And though it tarry, wait..

Don’t walk away.
Don’t give up hope.

 

Hope in Me.

 

Put your trust where trust belongs

and watch and wait..
rejoicing

 

(choose to rejoice)

 

even at the smallest of signs.

 

(to read part 2 of this post click here: Don’t Stop Praying)

 


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