Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit” (James 5:17-18).
It is very encouraging that we are told that Elijah was a man like us. He was subject to like passions. He could be hungry, tired and so on. Sometimes, we feel men of God are not men at all, but they are. Whatever our excuses for not praying, Elijah faced it too. So if Elijah was a man of like passions as we are, why is it that many aren’t men of like miracles as he was? To be men of like results, we must be men of like prayer.
The Bible says, “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, AND HE PRAYED earnestly.” Therein lies maturity; the ability to do what is required irrespective of the excuses not to. What a joy it’d be to hear you say: “I had a busy day, but I prayed.” Our problem is not our sleeping habit. It’s our inability to discern the urgency of the need to pray. Train yourself and improve. Start with one hour and plan to rise beyond.
Again I remind you, Elijah was a man of like passion. Why then aren’t many Christians people of like results? For us to be, we must become people of like prayer. Let’s pray today!