1 Kings 17-18; Psalm 119; Jude

The Lord said, “Go …”

Then the Lord said to Elijah, “Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River. Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food.”

So Elijah did as the Lord told him … (1 Kings 17:2-5a, NLT)

The Lord said, “Go …”

Then the Lord said to Elijah, “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you.”

10 So he went … (1 Kings 17:8-10a, NLT)

The ravens fed him. The widow’s flour and oil did not run out. But there’s more–the son’s revival, the fiery supernatural showdown, Elijah running free ahead of the promised rain.

45 And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. 46 Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel. (1 Kings 18:45-46, NLT)

The things that happen when God says “Go,” and faith follows. A friend shared this statement as she witnessed a student’s follow on a calling, his proud mama commented, “It’s amazing what God can do when you get out of His way.”

Oh, Lord, haven’t I questioned and second-guessed? Even in obedience, my heart first felt anxious at the unknown. Don’t I know how faithful you are? Haven’t I witnessed firsthand the fulfillment of your promises?

Joyful are those who obey his laws
    and search for him with all their hearts.
They do not compromise with evil,
    and they walk only in his paths. (Psalm 119-2-3, NLT)

When you say, “Go,” I want to walk only on your path. I read through Psalm 119 and it calls to my heart. The testimony of God’s promises, and of delight in God and his word. The more time I spend with the Lord, the more I want of him. When the trials and challenges come, he is my comfort and strength.

Lord, I want to soak up your word more and more so that when you say “go,” that I would run fast and sure like Elijah. Thank you for your patience with me.

Courtney (66books365)

 

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