How to React to Change with Grace

Are you feeling like change is in the air?

In my latest prophetic word, I shared that there will be no more delays starting in the month of May.

Many of us have been asking God for promotions, new revelation, alignment, etc. Things that have been holding you back in the past are now going to shift so you can break through!

If you’re feeling a little uncertain with all the shifting going on, the Lord wants to encourage you today.

Elijah brings the rain

Elijah was a prophet in the Bible. One day, God instructed him to have a meeting with a King named Ahab to let him know there would be no rain for the next few years (1 Kings 17:1).

Three years later, God told Elijah to tell Ahab that rain was finally coming.

After a long time, in the third year, the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.” 1 Kings 18:1 NIV

God did as Elijah said, and rain washed away the drought. Afterward, Elijah hid in a cave and began to complain before he fell asleep.

 “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. 1 Kings 19:4–5 NIV

Remember the simple things

Elijah had just done this incredible miracle and obviously felt drained! Now watch what God does for him:

All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. 1 Kings 19:5–6 NIV

It’s interesting to me that the first thing God did for Elijah was offer him food and allow him to rest!

Sometimes, we forget the most simple, basic things we need to do in order to enjoy the good things God has for us. Elijah was so exhausted, he thought he was too tired to go on living—when really, he just needed a nice, long sleep and some food!

God knows your needs—big and small!

In this season, your time of waiting is coming to an end! When these sorts of changes start happening, we can be tempted to take life so seriously that we forget the most basic things.

Remember that God is the one who can hold back the rain and end a drought, but He also put a prophet to sleep and fed him when he was cranky.

The Bread of Life

Jesus even called Himself “The Bread of Life.”

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 NIV

Don’t forget to feed yourself spiritually, physically and emotionally as God is fulfilling His promises to you. This can be as simple as taking a few hours to reconnect with the Lord, grabbing lunch with a friend … or simply taking a nap like Elijah needed to.


The Lord desires for your passion to burn for Him, but He doesn’t want you to suffer from burnout. God is bringing you rest and perfect peace to give you strength through all the change!

Blessings!

Doug Addison
DougAddison.com


P.S. If financial worries are weighing on you and you’re tired of not having enough, I encourage you to download my new, free ebook: 5 Steps to Open the Heavens Over Your Finances. In it you’ll find out what may be blocking a flow of heavenly resources to you.

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Kari Schillinger
    • May 15, 2019
    Reply

    Hi Doug, after some years of receiving your wonderful daily word, I’ve become disconnected somehow!!! Just when I needed your word the most!!! On May 2nd I had a very serious stomach surgery as my stomach slide to high up my chest! The recovery has been such a shock!! I’ve never experienced such severe second to second pain !! This lasted f days. I actually thought I would have a stroke! I now live with the possibility I have to go through this again as my diaphragm could rip open again. There is no medicine that stop that pain they tod me! I’m fighting fear like never before. I turn 75 on May 20th and so far have no sign how my husband and I can serve the Lord, a direction for our purpose, a reason to live. It has been such a lifetime of heavy heavy battles. I love Doug’s teachings . I’m a seer yet have extremely limited access to a word. Can Doug give me one? I believe the Lord is having me ask this. Oh to be able to walk more than a few steps at a time and to see a future and to be free of this potential terrifying surgery pain again. It has been a long long journey. Thank you so much for reconnecting me! Warmly, Kari Schillinger

    • Jill
    • May 14, 2019
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    I love this word, especially how you describe the “man of God” as “cranky”, and paint God in such a compassionate light. We need more Father God revelation. The problem is, so few ministers, even, spend time getting to know him. And we regular ppl of course fall down on that all the time. Thanks for getting us all (the whole system) unstuck by sharing your Father revelation. Blessings. #BetheChange

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 15, 2019
      Reply

      I am so glad you enjoyed that part Jill. Many blessings to you!

    • Lisa
    • May 11, 2019
    Reply

    What an encouraging word! Thank you.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 14, 2019
      Reply

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Lisa! Bless you!

  1. Reply

    We are in a transition and it’s been uncanny how your words speak into our lives as if you are prophecying over my wife and I alone. Thank you Father and thank you guys 😁

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 15, 2019
      Reply

      Awesome Norman! I love to hear that. Bless you!

    • David
    • May 10, 2019
    Reply

    Thank you for this. I tend to feel angry at myself for being cranky and angry at God. This helped me remember God is like a parent with a toddler. He sees right through me and can respond with compassion to my “hangry” attitude.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 15, 2019
      Reply

      Haha ‘hangry.” Yes, He is such a good Father. Bless you, David!

    • Bearle
    • May 10, 2019
    Reply

    Wow this word is so comforting many may not realize it, but we c if ten don’t know what to do or how to react when God gives us that break through we can simple rest, we don’t need to wrestle what has already been given to us.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 15, 2019
      Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Bless you!

    • Florence
    • May 10, 2019
    Reply

    Wow! Amen Amen. I am refreshed just by reading that. Thank you.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 14, 2019
      Reply

      Bless you Florence!

    • Natasha Morrison Nguyen
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    Such a great word – simple and powerful. I needed this!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 14, 2019
      Reply

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Natasha!

    • Ruth
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    Very refreshing. God bless.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 14, 2019
      Reply

      I am glad you enjoyed it! Bless you Ruth!

    • Valerie
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    Thanks Doug! Jesus is truly our Good Shepherd & gives us what we need when we need it! Those simple things, wow!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 15, 2019
      Reply

      Amen! Bless you Valerie!

    • SAMSON TINYIKO
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    I am blessed with this ministry.Thank you for your commitment in The Lord

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 9, 2019
      Reply

      Awesome Samson! Bless you!

    • Martha Vazquez
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    Amen
    Thank you

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 9, 2019
      Reply

      Bless you Martha!

    • Mary Shoemaker
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    I Love how the Lord speaks through you the exact encouragement I need each and everyday! Blessings on you Doug Addison!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 9, 2019
      Reply

      Woohoo! Bless you Mary!

    • Yvette
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    This word is just what’s needed! A lot of saints are weary and frustrated, tired of hearing the same old word “It is well” feeling like you’re in a never ending cycle! When God decides to favor you, nothing can stop your rest! I thank you for this on time word!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 9, 2019
      Reply

      Yes Yvette. I am so glad this word encouraged you. God bless you!

    • Clu
    • May 9, 2019
    Reply

    Perfect.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 9, 2019
      Reply

      Woohoo!

  2. Reply

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    Thanks
    Pieter

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