Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – July 12, 2022

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TUESDAY, JULY 12

 

So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel

and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.

1 Kings 18:42 (NLT)


 

GOD IS MOVED BY OUR PRAYERS: HUMBLE YOURSELF

 

On a visit to the Beethoven museum in Bonn, a young American student became fascinated by the piano on which Beethoven had composed some of his greatest works. She asked the museum guard if she could play a few bars on it; she accompanied the request with a lavish tip, and the guard agreed. The girl went to the piano and tinkled out the opening of the Moonlight Sonata. As she was leaving, she said to the guard, “I suppose all the great pianists who come here want to play on that piano.” The guard shook his head. “Padarewski [the famed Polish pianist] was here a few years ago and he said he wasn’t worthy to touch it.”  (Source Unknown)

 

Elijah, the mighty prophet, humbly bowed himself before the presence of the Lord in 1 Kings 18:42. The man of God had stood tall as an ambassador of the Lord, now he bows low as an intercessor before the Lord! It would do us good to remember that God does not exist simply to answer our prayers or fulfill our wishes. He is God and he will honor the person who comes into His presence humbly, 1 Pet. 5:5-6; James 4:6; 10.

 

Reflection

 

Mike talked about Elijah’s posture of humility in the sermon on Sunday. How much do you think posture matters to God? Is it difficult for you to humble yourself before God?

 

Praise/Prayer

 

If you are able, out of humility, kneel and talk to God today. Praise God for His greatness and confess your own gratitude for being able to come directly to Him.

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