Seven Times

Elijah went to the top of Mount Carmel to pray for rain. As he started to pray, he tells his servant to look toward the sea for any sign of rain. ‘What do you see?’ ‘I see nothing.’ 6 times he says to God I am praying for what you told me and each time he receives a negative. But on the 7th time the servant says ‘I see a cloud the size of a man’s hand’.¬†Elijah’s prayers were answered because God already told him rain would come. Elijah just kept on praying, saying to the servant “go back”. In other words he was saying “I will keep on praying, you keep on looking – something will happen.” To invite for Christ one needs to bear in mind that you might invite many times and get all nos and then all of sudden you receive a yes. As the Japanese proverb says fall seven times down stand up eight. Don’t give up on inviting and invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.

Seven times