Elijah said to Ahab, “Up on your feet! Eat and drink—celebrate! Rain is on the way; I hear it coming.”
Ahab did it: got up and ate and drank. Meanwhile, Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bowed deeply in prayer, his face between his knees. Then he said to his young servant, “On your feet now! Look toward the sea.”
He went, looked, and reported back, “I don’t see a thing.”
“Keep looking,” said Elijah, “seven times if necessary.”
And sure enough, the seventh time he said, “Oh yes, a cloud! But very small, no bigger than someone’s hand, rising out of the sea.”
“Quickly then, on your way. Tell Ahab, ‘Saddle up and get down from the mountain before the rain stops you.’” I Kings 18:41-44 Message
In the middle of a drought, Elijah heard the sound of rain. There were no signs of rain, yet he ‘heard’ it. Oh to be so convinced of the mighty power of God that you keep looking till you find it.
I believe you must hear from God daily even when others cannot, it’s what brings the move of God onto the earth. Once you hear, look for it, expect it. When you get a word from the Lord to do something, do it. If it doesn’t happen right when you think it should, keep looking for it.
He sent his servant to look 7 times. Elijah positioned himself on his face in the place where the prophets of Baal were defeated and killed, head between his knees, to birth the first small cloud. If you could do it on your own, it would not be a challenge of faith in a God who can.
Don’t get so busy in your week that you don’t have time to hear and speak. We’re at the time of birthing! So I encourage you to breathe till the time to push is on you.