1 Kings 19:8 Strength From God’s Food

So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 1 Kings 19:8

There is some type of diet for nearly every situation a person may find himself in. These diets are made to give a person the nutrition that may be needed. Finding strength and energy for a long and difficult journey is the desire of many people. Often people will look to fast foods and energy drinks to get them through it. These will provide a fast, but short burst of energy with a crash in the end.

After eating some food that an angel of God had given Elijah, he traveled for forty days and nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Getting through each day is difficult for many people. They lose energy and motivation to keep moving forward. Often what they are eating or not eating can have a severe effect on their energy levels. Most people are quick to eat junk foods, drink energy drinks, drugs and other things of the world to give them the ability to make it through their day.

Jesus had told the disciples that He found His food in doing the will of the Father. Believers are to eat or take every word of God into their lives. Eating of God’s word is taking and applying it to one’s life. It is obeying and doing the will of God in every area of life.

As one eats of God’s word and does his will, it can provide joy, peace and strength as needed beyond anything that the world can give. The strength provided is there until the mission is completed, which may be in this life or at the end of one’s journey in this life.

God has a mission for you to do, a journey to go upon. It will be difficult and sometimes long. In order to complete this journey in life, you must be well nourished with what is needed.

Find your nourishment and strength in God’s word and doing His will. God will feed you what is best and what you need to be able to finish the journey He has you on. Do not turn to the things of this world that will fail and destroy you in the end leaving you weak and unfulfilled.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has to feed your spirit; that you will eat the food of God; that you will know God’s word and will for your life; and that you will have God’s strength for your mission.

Exodus 7:6-7 Leading At An Older Age

Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. Moses was eighty years old and Aarn eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh. Exodus 7:6-7

Old age is a time that many people look forward to for retirement. People feel that once they have worked a long life, they have earned being able to sit back and relax in retirement never to have to work again.

Retirement is a time when people want to be able to completely do what they choose to do and have no one else be their boss anymore telling them what to do.

Moses and Aaron were in their eighties when God called them to go before Pharaoh and tell him to let the people go. Both of them obeyed God’s command.

Believers in the church tend to have the same mindset as the world does with old age. They want to retire from working. Although the working is more of a ministry focus, rather than just regular work.

People will do some ministry for a number of years, then desire to stop. The reason to stop is not to do some other ministry, but just to stop altogether. As they get older, they feel that they can no longer contribute or need to contribute to the work anymore.

Regardless of the age, a believer, who is trusting in God and leaning on Him, will be able to continue to do effective work building God’s kingdom. The type of work being done may change with age, but it does not need to ever stop.

It may be the going in and doing something new as Moses and Aaron did. Or it may be just training and leading others to become leaders in the church.

Those who stop will drop and fall backwards. Those who lean on God and keep going, will continue to do great things for God’s kingdom.

No matter what your age is, God has some work that you can do in working to build His kingdom here on this earth. Do not allow yourself to become stagnant and come to a halt, but be on fire for God working until the day He calls you home.

Seek God’s Holy Spirit to guide you in what He has for you to do. Hold onto His power and strength to keep moving forward. You will never be too old to do His work.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God calls you to do; that you will rely upon God’s strength to do His work; and that you will obey every command of God for your whole life.