1Kings 17:1-7, “6 The ravens brought him bread in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook, 7, “And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land”.
In the midst of the drought, God provided for Elijah and I believe Elijah may have been content and comfortable with God’s provision, however after a while the brook dried up. While the means stopped, the provision by other means did not.
There are jobs, positions, ministries that God allowed us to be in for a while. He fed us, ministered to us, provided for us and the like and we knew for sure that it was God’s will to be in that place, but we need to understand that there are times when the brook dries up meaning that which you thought would always be there is gone. The zeal you had for that position dried up, the patience you had for that thing dried up. At this time it’s very easy to say it may have not been God’s will for you to be there but the truth of the matter is, it was His will but for a season. When you are getting comfortable, He will relocate you so as to depend on Him even more. Change causes us to see God in different dimensions and change also allows us not to limit God in any way. If God provided away for you in this, believe that He has already provided another way, He is the way maker.
Guys, the brook can dry up, your spiritual brook can dry up, zeal to serve others can dry up, finances can dry up, and jobs and positions can also dry up. We believers are nomadic people always on the move climbing from glory to glory. Don’t expect to find some of us in the previous brooks for when they dried up, it was time to trust God for the next move. Don’t be trying to revive a brook that dried up, what God has closed can no man open and what God has opened can no man close. Ask the Lord what direction to take, He has a lot of ways of blessing His people.
If you are like me, I would have a few questions for God such as “why allow a brook to dry up while the three year period of no rain is still on?” read from vs. 8 and you will see that God was providing another way and this time Elijah is to meet a widow who will provide for him. Elijah may been thrilled for God’s new means to provide for him. Indeed God had provided a way but He did not tell him that the widow who was to provide for him had only little oil and little flour to which she was just going to make the last bread for her and her son and then wait to die. Greater levels, greater service to others, greater miracles to be expected and so are greater challenges. At the brook he wasn’t serving and yet he had enough, at the widow’s, he is expected to serve while there is less than enough but the good news is that he is sent to rescue someone else. Thank God that when He relocates you, He has someone or some people in mind He desires you to reach. As He blesses them, He will bless you too. Galatians 6:9, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”
At first it was about his needs being met, then about other people’s needs met through Him with his. When the brook has dried up, may the Lord send us to another place for there is still much to be done. Blessings Ev
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