Morning Thought: Standing with the Lord gives you strength. My daughter is growing up. Recently, she went out with her friends without any parents. This was a first. I gave her money and dropped her off at the movies. But then she said, “Dad, can you buy the tickets with me, I’ve never done this before.” So I went and stood with her at the counter while she bought their tickets. She was happy to do it all by herself; she just wanted me to stand with her. I saw that when you stand with the Lord and he stands with you, you find courage to do his will. I believe that’s why Elijah had boldness to stand against Ahab. Listen to what he says, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word” (1 Kings 17:1, NASB).