Beyond the Weekend

February 4 | Blessing

February 4, 2022


Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. 1 Kings 18:45

Read: 1 Kings 18:41-46
1 Kings 18


God loves the Israelites so much he sends a severe drought to get their attention, reveals their counterfeit gods and calls them back to himself. They recognize they’ve walked away from God and cry out to confess he is the one true God. God hears their cries and sends rain. He doesn’t leave them in a drought but restores their relationship with him and their land to fertility.

We may think we’ve run too far or too long from God. We may wonder if he wants us back or can ever restore us. Jesus shows the heart of God through the parable of the Prodigal Son. Even though the son squanders his inheritance and runs from home, the father welcomes him back with open arms and restores his position in the family when the son seeks forgiveness (see Luke 15:11-24). Our Heavenly Father desires to restore us. He provides a way back to the blessing of relationship with him through Jesus Christ. The Father welcomes us into his family when we turn to Jesus, confess that we have sinned, and accept his forgiveness through his death on the cross and resurrection. Any time we wander, we can confess as the Israelites did, and God extends his forgiveness and cleansing (1 John 1:9).


Spend time in worship crying out to God that he is your one, true God worthy of all your worship. Join the Ada Worship Team as they sing “Echo Holy.” Declare to God that “All glory and honor, dominion and power” belong to him. Praise him that “All wisdom and wonder belong to no other but you.”


Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse!

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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