1 Kings 17:6 A Crazy Way To Provide
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 1 Kings 17:6
Eating and drinking is something that everyone needs to do to survive. As a result of needing to do both, people strive hard to figure out how they can have food to eat. Most find jobs to work to be able to provide the money needed to get the food needed.
Doing this can be a challenge for some since their tastebuds are limited. Many want only certain types of food and will not eat anything else.
Elijah had gone to the Kerith Ravine, as God told him to do, and the ravens fed him bread and meat every morning and evening and he drank water from the brook.
Everyone has various types of needs in their life. The most basic needs are food, shelter and clothing. The world desires to have only the best of each of these. Anything less than the best and one is no longer doing great and is a failure. They do not look at what is available right before them and will often reject what is given.
Believers will pray for God to provide for their needs on a regular basis. God, being a God who keeps His promises, will often answer those prayers in the best way for the individual. Many will reject what God is providing because it is not the best in the eyes of the world. Provision is often found in providing what is needed, not always the best, greatest and latest items.
Very few people would be grateful for food provided by ravens on a daily basis. They would fear it would be bad food and complain about it. Yet, that may be just how God provides what is needed. Believers need to see how God may provide and accept it.
You have some needs that you seek God constantly to provide for. Be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to how God will provide for those needs.
Do not allow yourself to be greedy or specific minded as the world is and miss what God is providing. If God has provided you with food, shelter and clothing in some crazy way, such as by ravens, do not reject it, but be grateful He is meeting your needs. God may provide in an unusual way.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see God’s hand of provision in your life; that you will trust God’s provision; that you will be grateful for God’s provision; and that you will not complain as to how God provides.
Judges 15:19 God Opens Up Provision
Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi. Judges 15:19
During hot summers people who are working outside will get extremely thirsty. As this occurs, their strength will often drop, and they will be very weak and in need of water.
The longer it takes to get the needed water, the more desperate one will be bringing on the feeling that he is going to die of thirst.
Samson had just defeated the Philistines single-handedly and was very thirsty. He cried out to God, complaining about dying of thirst. God opens the ground and provides water for Samson to revive himself.
God has made the body to need certain things in proper amounts and times to be able to continue to function properly. The minimum needs are air, food and water.
It is, at times, common for a person to be in extreme need of food or water. One will become very weak without these things. On his own, one may become desperate in search of these things and sees only hopelessness and death looming before him. This can occur for both believers and non-believers.
The believer may not need water, but there may be some other great need looming over his life that appears to evade him and only showing hopelessness and death.
Instead of giving up hope and expecting to die, as the world does, the believer can put his hope and trust in God and call out to Him. God has ways of opening up rocks and having the needed water or anything else needed poured out. Trust in God will always open up the needed provisions at the right time.
You may have some need to be fulfilled that is causing you to feel desperation or hopelessness. Do not allow yourself to fall into the woes of desperation that the world wallows in but cry out to God with hope.
Know that God can and will meet your need as you trust in Him and obey Him. He has a way of opening up the rock in front of you to meet your needs at the right time. His Holy Spirit will give you the needed strength and revival to keep moving forward.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God for all of your needs; that you will know the hope you can have in Jesus; that God will open rocks to meet your needs in His time; and that God will revive your strength and spirit by His Holy Spirit in your life.
July 19, 2022 Verse Of The Day
Deuteronomy 2:7 A Provided For Journey
The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything. Deuteronomy 2:7
Traveling on a journey, especially an unknown one, can be very stressful for many people. There are a lot of things that need to be provided for on the journey.
When traveling on a journey that is of an unknown path is harder since one does not know what he may or may not need. Often stops at a store are needed to resupply.
God reminds the people that during their journey through the wilderness of forty years He provided everything that they needed.
Although most people will not physically travel a route completely blind, every believer is walking through the wilderness of this world on their journey to heaven. Along this journey there will be times of great battles that the enemy will rise up and cause to stop the believer.
As with any journey that a person makes, this journey will cause a person to have some needs. With the basic physical needs of food, water and clothing, there are also many spiritual needs that the believer will need. Strength, wisdom, direction, peace, comfort, joy, boldness and rest are just a few of the things that will be needed to complete this journey.
Just as the Israelites did not know exactly how long their journey would be, the believer does not know how long his journey in this life will be. Some will only be a few years and others will be for many years before God calls them home in death. Yet, on this journey, God will provide abundantly all that is needed. There will never be a lack for anything.
From the moment you chose to believe in Jesus you began a journey in this life that will continue until your death. It is a journey through the dark wilderness of this fallen world.
Trusting in God you will see that God will provide for everything that you need…not necessarily want. He is willing and able to guide your every step on this journey, if you will but just trust Him and obey His commands.
Looking back, you will be able to see how God provides. Don’t give up on the journey but continue forward in Christ Jesus until the day He calls you home.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God’s provision in your life; that you will walk the path God has for you; and that your journey will accomplish God’s direction for your life.