provision

Ever feel like there’s more month than money or more stress than supply?  If you’ve decided to follow Jesus, there’s a good chance that you might have some seasons that seem sparse, challenging & even stressful.  I was reading about Elijah this morning in 1 Kings & how there was a drought in Israel.  During the drought, God spoke to Elijah to go into the wilderness by a specific brook & God would make a provision for Elijah.  The provision was the brook & ravens bringing him breakfast & dinner.  After the brook dried up, God instructed Elijah to go to a particular town & that a widow was there who would take care of Elijah.  When Elijah obeyed, he learned that the widow was preparing to fix the last meal for herself & her son.

I find that both of these provisions (ravens & starving widows) were highly unconventional.  In our world, let’s not limit our obedience to God to conventional provisions.  Perhaps Elijah’s unconventional provisions were directly linked to his unconventional obedience to God – just something to think about ,)