The journey of faith is not a simple, linear path. Twists often characterize it and turns moments of doubt into divine intervention. The biblical character of Elijah, whose name means ‘Yahweh is my God,’ embodies this journey in a powerful and inspiring way.

In the latest episode of the Finding Forever podcast, we delve into the life of Elijah and the valuable lessons we can learn from his faith journey. Elijah is an incredible teacher and class is in session. His life experiences can not only shift our lens but give us clarity. The focus is not just on Elijah’s confrontations and triumphs but also on his relationship with God and how he used his faith to influence those around him. This is a testament to the profound impact we can have on others through our actions and the embodiment of faith in our daily lives.

How have you encountered God in the big and small things? One of the significant lessons from Elijah’s life is the importance of nurturing our relationship with God in ‘small things’ before expecting big miracles. Before Elijah confronted Ahab’s prophets, he spent his time building a relationship with God and serving Him. This is a crucial lesson for all of us: our faith journey is not about the destination, but about the journey itself and how we live out our faith in our everyday lives.

Living our faith out loud magnifies our God. Another important aspect that we explored in this episode is the power of being an example. The mantle of the Lord is not something to be taken lightly. As people of faith, we are called to be examples and to shine our light before others. When the light of Christ is within us, it cannot be hidden. It will shine brightly, illuminating the darkness and inspiring others to follow in His footsteps.

We can lead others toward their journey with Christ. Let’s become influencers for the kingdom of God. This is not about having a large following or being a popular figure. It’s about using our unique gifts and abilities to effect a change in the world. Whether we realize it or not, we all can influence others through our actions, our words, and our faith.

In conclusion, the life of Elijah serves as a powerful reminder of the impact we can have when we embody faith in our daily lives. It’s about being the salt of the earth, using our unique ingredients to effect change, and representing the kingdom of God well. As we walk our faith journey, may we draw inspiration from Elijah and strive to be influencers who shine our light before others and change the very atmosphere around us.