Monday, June 2, 2014

Word for the Week

Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: "Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there." I Kings 17:2-4

Some time later the brook dried up. I Kings 17:7

What do we do when we think God has provided for us, met our needs, and even blessed us...but then the brook dries up? Do we wonder if God still loves us or is mad at us or has forgotten us? Do we get angry that things are different now? Less comfortable? Hard even?

It might be good to remember several things:

1) God is sovereign - "Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and in all deeps." Psalm 135:6 

2) God loves us and has a purpose for us - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

3) We get comfortable, maybe even complacent, and would never change or leave our comfort zone. God has to literally change our circumstances in order to get us to move on to do His will. (Think Abraham who had no clue where he was going. Or Saul who was struck blind on the road to Damascus. Or Joseph who was sold into slavery but would one day become 2nd in command in a foreign nation. Or Esther who would save her people.)

If your brook has dried up, remember that if you belong to God, all things must come through His hands to reach you. Remain faithful, prayerful, and vigilant to see what God's next plans and purposes for you are. 

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