1 Kings 17
Describes a visit to St Lucia, how he didn’t feel safe following the guide they gave him.
Ever wondered whether God is leading you to where you think you shouldn’t be going to.
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe [a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word. 2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.”
That’s miraculous, supernatural..
So he did what the Lord had told him.
That’s the best ministry advice. More time on your face, less time on Facebook. It’s Jesus’ church, ask HIM what he wants you to do.
5 So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
It’s easy to follow God some days. When the miracles are coming thick and fast. The greatest things that happen in ministry are unexplainable or God didn’t do it.
But after Invitation we can face
These moments happen to us BECAUSE we’re following Jesus.
7 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Do you think Elijah worried about that? Prayed about it, begged God, spoke in faith… until it was DRY. No water! ‘How could you do this God? I followed you – you led me to the brook and now it’s dry.”
For some, you followed Jesus somewhere – now the brook is dry.
God told you to do this, and it’s falling apart, and you’ve prayed, ‘Dear God, what am I supposed to do NOW?’ Ever been there?
Most of us understand 1 Kings 18.
God didn’t bring Elijah to the brook to PUNISH him, but to PREPARE him for greater things. For the fireworks. For the battle, the big rain, and revival. So if you’re in a place where the brook is dry, he’s not punishing you, he’s preapring you- don’t give up when you’re by the brook.
God had to teach Elijah something by the brook. Becasue he thought the brook was his supply. You don’t depend on brooks.
God is NEVER dry. He reigns over every situation. God is about to blow your mind and come through in the darkest time.
God came on the THIRD DAY, when everyone had given up. That’s when God blew the tomb doors off.
Never run from a situation that God reigns over. Best reason not to quit? You said you’re a follower of Jesus, and Jesus is not a quitter. Don’t give up on the God who never gives up on you.