resilience - elijah
November 29, 2020 | Matt Ware
How do we become more resilient and push through a tough year? Maybe you’re in a spiritual drought, your finances are struggling, you’re battling emotional hurt, and you just feel like you’ve been knocked down time and time again. This series walks you through practical, real-life application to be able to bounce back, persevere, and exhibit Christ-like RESILIENCE.
Proverbs 24:16 (ESV) the righteous falls seven times and rises again.
1 Kings 19:3-4 (ESV) Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life …”
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
1. Get RESTED
1 Kings 19:5-7 (ESV) And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” 6 And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat …”
2. Get REVIVED
1 Kings 19:8 (ESV) And he … went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.
Matthew 11:28 (ESV) Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
1 Kings 19:11-12 (ESV) And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.
3. Get RE-ENGAGED
1 Kings 19:15 (ESV) the Lord said to him, “Go …
Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) … good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.