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“Prepare for Rain” was the name of the sermon yesterday morning at church. Now whatever is said beyond this point is my opinion alone and what I got out of the sermon, for everyone gets something different out of any sermon that they hear, sometimes the Preacher gets lucky and everyone grasps the full meaning of what he is trying to put out there, but as long as everyone gets at least something out of it that will make them think and be reminded of their closeness with God Himself, then he is happy.
As my pastor was talking I was thinking about my current place with Him and what I was doing in my life. It was really strange because of the fact that the name of the sermon was “Prepare for Rain” and it was raining outside, so its like God was already giving this sermon life. Let me explain something, the night before I was actually thinking about where my current book Dawning Christian could go and how the plot could go, when it was like someone was pushing a video into my mind of another book all together. I mean so off course of what I was thinking about that I was like “OK I’ve heard of people talking about God talking to them personally and whatever but that was weird.” So I thought about it a little bit and then kind of shrugged it off and said a little prayer about it asking God to give me guidance as I ponder. Then I get to church with this sermon.
Now that we have gotten caught up on my train of thought for this sermon now you will fully understand the rest of the post. As he was reading the Bible verse (1 Kings 18:41-46), where Elijah was praying to God for rain, and every time he sent his servant to look towards the sea there was nothing, yet on the seventh time that he sent the servant to look, the servant came back and said “Behold, a little cloud like a man’s hand is rising out of the sea”, That is when my pastor said the one line that stuck out to me, “God uses small things to make big things happen”, see he used that small cloud to make a huge storm for Elijah.
“41 And Eli’jah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Eli’jah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bowed himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. 43 And he said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” And he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go again seven times.” 44 And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man’s hand is rising out of the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.'” 45 And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46 And the hand of the LORD was on Eli’jah; and he girded up his loins and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.”
1 Kings 18:41-46
So after listening to the sermon and we were singing our closing song I finally understood that God was trying to tell me that I need to go ahead and write that other book that it feels like He is pushing upon me to do. No worries Dawning Christian will also be continued on, but I am going to take on an undertaking and see where this other one leads me.