He answered, " I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away." I Kings 19:14 NRSV
Look, God, have I not been very zealous for you?
I have done as you asked, following your Way, forsaking that which can mislead and influence yet clinging to you.
I have given up a life of power, glamor and riches.
I have become your servant.
I have obeyed your commands.
Yet, Lord, I am being hounded on all sides by the enemy. I have been cut down, betrayed and forsaken: all for your sake.
Now all I have left is my life and I fear that too will soon be taken from me.
Then God responds: "Go!..."
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