What Are We Doing Here?

Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” – 1 Kings 19:9

After Elijah’s victorious showdown on Mt. Carmel with the pagan prophets of Baal, he ran away. Jezebel, the idolatrous wife of King Ahab, wanted Elijah’s head and he chose to keep it on his shoulders by running for cover. Eventually, Elijah found a cave in which to hide, from everyone that is, but God.

As He had done with Adam, God never asked where Elijah was, but rather why he was hiding. Elijah’s task as God’s mouthpiece (His prophet) was to publicly proclaim His truth. He could not accomplish this task by hiding in a cave; but then again, neither can we.

To accomplish Christ’s great commission, we must leave our decorated “sanctuaries” and secure homes, no matter the dangers that lie outside and it makes me wonder, could it be that God is currently asking His Church, “What are you doing here?”

Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord’s will, whatever it may be. When one is truly in this state, it is usually but a little way to the knowledge of what His will is. – George Mueller

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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