1 Kings 18:46 New International Version (NIV)
46 The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
Can you imagine the sight that it must have been to see Elijah out run a horse and a chariot. When I looked into how fast that was, it stated that a horse and chariot could go as fast as 20-25 mph.
Now get this thought in your mind. A sprinter in a 100 meter race can run about 27 mph. This is a sprinter not a distance runner. In the time of Elijah, Mount Carmel to Jezreel is approximately 17 miles. It is unheard of a person running that fast for that amount of distance.
Now men, here is the connection. God gave Elijah special strength. That special strength came from above. Nowhere in the Bible do we see this kind of speed. God gave Elijah that strength to show King Ahab that God was without limits, and Elijah lived and saw the miracles.
How does it apply to every man today? Choose to believe and live in the miraculous. That same God, our Father, still is in control today. Ask him for special strength for whatever you are going through in your life right now. Ask him to give you special strength to endure the challenges you are experiencing in your lives.
Strength and Courage