1 Kings 17:2-10
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.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 7 And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath…
Elijah was following as God lead, and speaking as God told him to speak. In the middle of God moving…the rain dried up. Not in spite of God moving, but because God was moving!
Elijah was still walking in the favor and the guidance of God, but he would not have received the provision of God without positioning himself in the right place to receive God’s provision. In the middle of the drought, water was still flowing. In the middle of the famine, oil was still being poured out. Elijah wasn’t responsible to make the water flow, or the oil to pour. He simply needed to align himself with what God was already doing.
There are seasons of life, when it feels like the rain has stopped and the cupboards are empty. This doesn’t mean that God is not moving, but it does mean that he may be moving in a different way than I expect. Elijah didn’t organize a search party to find a brook from which to drink…but when God spoke, he was listening.
There are seasons in my life when God moves in a specific way, or provides through a particular source. It’s easy to go into panic mode when seasons shift, and forget that the God who provides water for my soul in a drought is the same God who can pour limitless oil from a small jar.
My God SHALL supply all my needs…I simply need to continue listening for his voice to speak, and then step out in obedience and faith as he directs me to move.
God, thank you for providing all that I need. Help me to trust you, instead of trusting my season. Help me to hear your voice clearly, and give me courage to walk as you direct me.

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