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A Public Display

Today's Scripture

“LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant…Answer me, LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, LORD, are God…” -1 Kings 18:36–37, NIV

Ugunda, in 1 Kings 18, four hundred and fifty prophets of the god Baal came against the one prophet Elijah in a challenge to prove to the entire nation of Israel who God was through a demonstration of power. After the prophets of Baal had failed, Elijah prayed the words of today’s Scripture, and God answered with an awesome display of fire from heaven. There was no question as to whether it was the hand of the true God.

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you feel outnumbered. The sickness seems bigger, the opposition stronger, or the addiction too powerful. It’s easy to get discouraged and shrink back. But you have to do as Elijah did and not be intimidated by what’s against you. The battle is not yours; the battle is the Lord’s. He allowed that situation so He can display His awesome power through you. Ask big, and God will show out big. He’s a supernatural God. Everyone will see His hand on your life by what He does.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that You want to do great things in my life so that others will see and know that You are God. Thank You that the battles are not mine but Yours. I believe that You’re about to make things happen that I could never make happen, and in amazing ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” ~Joel Osteen

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