James tells us that the prophet Elijah was a man “subject to like passions as we are.”
That’s encouraging! A prophet of God, yet like us. We are apt to think that those mighty men and women were different from what we are.
Elijah brought down fire on Mt. Carmel against the prophets of Baal. But the God of Elijah still lives! We have the same access to God as Elijah did. We have the same warrant to go to God and ask the fire from heaven to come down and consume our lusts and passions, to burn up our dross, and to let Christ shine through us.