Change Your Drought

June 18, 2020

Word of the day: 1 And Elijah the Tishbite, of Gilead’s inhabitants, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” 1 Kings 17:1 NKJV

Meditation: Take a moment and think about your spiritual drought.

Discussion Board: My spiritual drought is when I stop going to church for ten years from 2008-2018. During that drought, I learned I can’t live without Christ, but my biggest issue is with true churches. Without spiritual leaders, it is hard for a church to be genuine in leading a church. Instead, there are egos, titles taken seriously without comprehension of their job role. In today’s verse, Israel had no faithful kings, very wicked. Also, they had kings leading worshipers to pagan gods, meaning fake gods. You can imagine why Israel never listened. No true leadership. That was my ten years of spiritual drought, no authentic leadership—leaders taking advantage of their worship of money. We all have those moments of droughts that are unexplainable. Work through those to find the root cause of why you feel that way. Then work with God to correct your issue in a spiritual drought. God understands we have to let him work on it.

Takeaway: God never leaves us. Allow yourself to understand issues that God is calling you to, or you have problems solving.

Prayer: Father, we are worshippers of you. We will have times of struggle. I pray we can work on those issues with you to allow clear understanding and help us back on our feet. We can’t do that on our own. Only through you. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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