Faith is not a static idea but rather a way of life. The Scriptures call faith the substance of things hoped for. Faith goes beyond hope and believes in the manifestation of that which is not evident. The scriptural account of prophet Elijah asking God to send rain after a prolonged drought in Israel is a good example of what faith does. The prophet sent his servant seven times to check if there was anything. Despite receiving several negatives, Elijah did not give up checking! His faith was firm that it must happen. He knew the Promise Giver is faithful and keeps his promise. Elijah did not quit because he received several No’s. He was persistent and kept checking again and again. How many of us are willing to check on the answers we are trusting God for up to seven times? When is the last time you checked? Faith is the ability to keep checking until a small sign appears then you can start a celebration. Faith keeps on checking what it’s hoping for! How many prayers have you given up on? When is the last time you checked your faith account? How many No’s do you need before you can give up! Keep checking, with every no you receive, you draw near to your yes! Faith prevails for those who refuse to give up despite several delay. Just as He asked his disciples, Jesus is still asking the same question today, when the Son of Man comes, shall He find faith on earth from those that persist and refuse to give up?
“Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”1 Kings 18:43 NIV
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