1 Kings 18: 1: “Now it came about after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, ‘Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth.’” The Lord had promised Elijah that it would only rain at his word. (1 Kings 17: 1) Then he went on sabbatical for three and a half years. Everything dried up, even his own provisions. Yet he never complained, or got ahead of God. He just waited patiently, faithfully. And when the time came when God said to move, he was ready to move.