The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” 2 KINGS 4:1 (NIV) When I first heard my diagnosis, my prayer life changed. Sure, I had prayed before but that moment marked a new experience and understanding of prayer. I now began to pray with desperation. I have since discovered that my experience is not unique.SEE DETAILS
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 KINGS 19:12 (NIV) Elijah was fresh from the victory at Carmel, where God had spoken clearly and powerfully to the nation with fire falling from heaven. ButSEE DETAILS
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. He came to a groom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 1 KINGS 19:4 (NIV) Dave’s comeback, his return to the pitching mound after having over half his arm muscles removed, was a wild ride full of excitement, emotion and gratitude towards God. I remember sensing God’s presence and love so strongly during that time that I thought my faithSEE DETAILS
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