Our Dependence on His Provision:
1 Kings 17:6- “And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.”
Beloved, Elijah had prayed that it would not rain for three and a half years. That prayer actually reached over into the Great Tribulation as the Two Witnesses pray the same prayer; (It is believed by many the Elijah is one of the Two Witnesses in Revelation Chapter 11). The reason Elijah had prayed this prayer was as a dramatic demonstration against the pagan god Baal, who was thought to be the sky god, the god of the weather. Elijah showed that through his prayers to the God of Israel, Yahweh was mightier than Baal.
But with no rain how was there going to be provision; no rain means no water to drink and no crops to harvest and hence no food!
Beloved, through all of this the Lord was leading Elijah to train him in his dependence upon the LORD. In a season of drought, he had to trust that God could keep this brook flowing. He also had to accept food from the ravens, an unclean animal.
Elijah had to come to a place where he understood that he was totally dependent upon the Lord for his provision. You know what happened? The brook did dry up but the Lord still provided. The Lord used a widow and her small jar of flour and jug of oil. 1 Kings 17:14 “For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’”
Beloved, God has ways to meet our needs that are beyond our control. When we are obedient to the Lord, to follow His Word, His provision will follow and it will be enough.
I pray that you will have a blessed week. I love you and I will pray for you!
In His Strong Love-