WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
2 And the word of the LORD came to him: 3 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”
1 Kings 17:2-4 (ESV)
GOD PROVIDES THE PLAN WE NEED
A cow and a chicken were framed and thrown into prison. They knew they had to get out to bring the criminals to justice so they spent weeks designing escape plans. Finally, a month after they had been thrown in, they escaped in the middle of the night. However, they weren’t silent enough and they had to flee from the prison guards…Finally, they came to a road. “This is it,” said the cow. “Once we’re on the other side we’ll be across the border and free from the guards”. The chicken looks sadly at the road and replies “You go on ahead” The cow stares at him. “Why are you giving up now after all the time we’ve spent planning?” The chicken replied, “If I cross that road, they’ll never stop asking questions.”
God had a plan to help Elijah escape King Ahab. When Elijah had delivered His message to Ahab, the Lord told him what his next step was to be. 1 Kings 17:2 says, “And the word of the Lord came to him.” The person God uses is the person who knows God’s Word. We may not always have a specific word like Elijah received, but we do have God’s Word, the Bible.
If you want to be a person God uses, you must know His Word.
Obeying God always comes first; then God reveals the next step. Did you sense God leading you to make any changes after the sermon on Sunday? Have you made those changes?
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” Praise God for giving you the Bible. Ask Him to help you apply it to your life.