FRIDAY, JUNE 17
14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again!” 15 So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days. 16 There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.
1 Kings 17:14-15 (NLT)
REMINDERS FOR TRUSTING GOD: I LOSE FAITH WHEN I FOCUS ON “HOW” AND “WHEN.”
TRUST GOD ONE DAY AT A TIME.
A man came upon a wooden well bucket. He thought it was useless at first, because it had been sitting next to a barn in the sun, unused for a long time. He could see daylight between the wooden slats of the bucket. Certainly, this thing would never hold water again. But an older man, with him, tied the bucket to the well rope and let it drop into the water below. In a couple of days, they came back and turned the crank to draw the bucket back up. It was full of clear, cool well water and was not leaking a drop. The water had re-hydrated the wooden slats until they fit together as originally designed, and the bucket was useful again.
The widow, in 1 Kings 17, had no idea how she was going to survive the brokenness of the drought or how God was going to use what little flour and oil she had to provide enough for survival. It was when the widow woman was about to resign herself to despair, and to despondently await death, that Elijah appeared with the promise of God’s provision for life. God used Elijah to bless her at that moment. However, God also was going to take care of her until the drought ended.
In the sermon, Mike taught we should be careful not to miss out on how God is blessing us today so we can rejoice in His blessings tomorrow. Are you the type of person who is so worried about the future that you miss the blessings of today?
List some of the blessings you have today. Praise God for those blessings. Ask God to ease your worries about tomorrow’s challenges.