Showing posts from July, 2019

Do it again...

A time of worship. Elijah a Prophet of God calls together a time of reckoning as Ahab the king of Israel took Israel deeper and deeper away from the Lord and from worshiping the One True God! Elijah commands Ahab to summon the people from all over Israel and to meet him on Mount Carmel. (1 Kings 18:19) He asks him to bring the fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah who eat at Jezebel’s table. Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. (v20) This showdown was intense. Elijah will not only make a spectacle of the prophets but will very methodically begin to give honor to God in front of the entire assembly. Israel had failed to serve the God who delivered them from Egypt. The God who revealed himself to  repeatedly. Look how the Lord uses Elijah to call their attention to the past and to the present. Elijah says to the people “come to me.” He begins to repair the altar of the Lord which had been torn down. (v30) E

Thorns & Thistles - Oh My!

Yesterday my friend took me to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. We walked and were able to observe, touch and smell different types of flowers and plants in different environments from dessert to tropical settings. When we traveled through the dessert plants, let’s say there was a lot less touching! The thorns kept my hands and fingers at a distance. As we were leaving, I whispered to my friend, I wonder if thorns were around at the time of creation. And that quickly the Holy Spirit reminded me of God’s Word that reads, “To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.” Amazing! A product of the fall, the sin of man. God completed his creation and then rested. The sin of man brought a cha