This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)
Today I am out of the studio, but I want to encourage you to expect that God will lead you to sustenance.
As we’re a few weeks out from Christmas, we’re celebrating the Advent season, which is a season filled with the spirit of expectation. A few weeks ago, we talked about the fear of scarcity. Specifically, I talked about the story of the prophet Elijah and the widow.
In the story, he asked her for bread, and her response was centered around a fear of lack. The widow told him that she only had enough to prepare a last meal for her son and herself, and then she planned to die.
Let’s contrast her approach with Elijah’s. When Elijah started out on his assignment from God, there was a severe drought going on. The Lord told Elijah to go to the Kerith Brook, and he would drink from there. God also commanded the ravens to feed Elijah both in the morning and evening.
Yet sometime thereafter, the brook dried up. Elijah’s response wasn’t to ask God how He could send him to a brook that would dry up. Nor was his response like the widow’s—to resign himself to death.
Instead, Elijah kept his faith and expected that God would lead him to sustenance. Before Elijah could even ask for help, God was providing for him.
If you are worrying about where you’re being led today, expect that God is ultimately leading you to sustenance. As you reflect on that, remember these words: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!…I am making a way in the wilderness…” Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)
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So today, expect that God has you.
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