Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Seeing The Big Picture

1Ki 17:12-14, 12 So she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” 13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear;… 14  For thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’ “

I find it intriguing that God conveys end results but most often He does not provide the picture of the process. And I can understand why, it would freak us out and drive us to forfeit the end result. Suppose Elijah had an understanding of the process, probably he would have thought twice, never to start the journey. Elijah only understood his mission when he met the woman.

Greater levels, greater duty to others, greater miracles are to be expected and so are greater challenges. At the brook he was not serving and yet he had enough At the widow’s, while it was not clear to him at the start, he went to be served only to find the opposite, he was there to serve. He was anticipating more than enough and all he found was less than enough. When God relocates you, He has someone or some people in mind to serve. As He blesses them, He will bless you too. The bible says “9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Gal 6:9-10). At first it was about his needs, now it’s about other people’s needs and his.

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