Tuesday, May 28, 2019

God's Purpose for Loneliness Part 2

14 Then he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”
1 Kings 19:14

The second purpose for loneliness is when God is bringing change or a new vision into your life. In the preceding verse, Elijah has fled to a lonely cave and tells God that he alone is the only one still obedient to Him. God replies to Elijah;

15 The Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus, and when you have arrived, you shall anoint Hazael king over Aram; 16 and Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place. 17 It shall come about, the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall put to death. 18 Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
1 Kings 19:15-18

God spoke to Elijah and gave him a vision in that lonely place. If you are walking through a lonely season right now, be encouraged that God may be bringing a new vision or direction to your life. 

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalm 32:8

For further study today consider this audio message:

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