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Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done. He told her how Elijah had killed all the prophets of Baal with his sword. [2] So Jezebel sent a message to Elijah. She said, “You can be sure that I will kill you, just as I killed the other prophets. I’ll do it by this time tomorrow. If I don’t, may the gods punish me greatly.”

1 Kings 19:1-2 NIrV

Have you ever had that feeling? Everything is going about as well as it can go, and then you begin to wonder, “how long can this last?”

Maybe you have had one of those days when you were happy, and I mean ecstatically with singing, dancing and big desserts happy! Elijah had one of those days, and it is one of the most exciting and best chapters of the Bible (I Kings 18:1-46).

The problem is Elijah’s ‘good day’ went ‘bad.’ Bad like the smell of the refrigerator, when what would have tasted good a month ago punishes you for your poor food rotation practices.

A weak husband named Ahab, told his strong wife named Jezebel about Elijah’s good day, and how it made him have a bad day, so Jezebel sent a message to Elijah promising she was going to ruin his day tomorrow.

Elijah ruined his today thinking about tomorrow.

Can you guess what happened next? Elijah ruined his today thinking about tomorrow. Absolutely nothing had happened, and there was no guarantee anything would happen, but Elijah took his good day down worrying about tomorrow.

What is our goal for today? Let’s not ruin our today worrying about tomorrow!

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As the Editor-in-Chief for Deep Spirituality, Russ Ewell writes, teaches, and innovates with his eyes on the future. His teaching is rooted in providing hope for those turned off by tradition, and infused with vision for building the transformative church for which the 21st century hungers. His passion to inspire even the most skeptical to view God through fresh eyes can be found in his book “When God Isn’t Attractive”.

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Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done. He told her how Elijah had killed all the prophets of Baal with his sword. [2] So Jezebel sent a message to Elijah. She said, “You can be sure that I will kill you, just as I killed the other prophets. I’ll do it by this time tomorrow. If I don’t, may the gods punish me greatly.”

1 Kings 19:1-2 NIrV

Have you ever had that feeling? Everything is going about as well as it can go, and then you begin to wonder, “how long can this last?”

Maybe you have had one of those days when you were happy, and I mean ecstatically with singing, dancing and big desserts happy! Elijah had one of those days, and it is one of the most exciting and best chapters of the Bible (I Kings 18:1-46).

The problem is Elijah’s ‘good day’ went ‘bad.’ Bad like the smell of the refrigerator, when what would have tasted good a month ago punishes you for your poor food rotation practices.

A weak husband named Ahab, told his strong wife named Jezebel about Elijah’s good day, and how it made him have a bad day, so Jezebel sent a message to Elijah promising she was going to ruin his day tomorrow.

Elijah ruined his today thinking about tomorrow.

Can you guess what happened next? Elijah ruined his today thinking about tomorrow. Absolutely nothing had happened, and there was no guarantee anything would happen, but Elijah took his good day down worrying about tomorrow.

What is our goal for today? Let’s not ruin our today worrying about tomorrow!

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Russ Ewell

As the Editor-in-Chief for Deep Spirituality, Russ Ewell writes, teaches, and innovates with his eyes on the future. His teaching is rooted in providing hope for those turned off by tradition, and infused with vision for building the transformative church for which the 21st century hungers. His passion to inspire even the most skeptical to view God through fresh eyes can be found in his book “When God Isn’t Attractive”.

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