|If God asks you to go to a place like this, will you go? Elijah actually did, and|
he, believe it or not, received unlimited blessings here.
As we embark on the journey called "2013", we may ask, "Where am I going from here? How can I receive the things I needed?" They're the same questions the prophet Elijah asked to the Lord when Israel was under a famine. The Lord's answer: Go there... to the east! At that time, the eastern part of Israel was not a healthy place to live.
You may now have an idea about the sixth installment of my TLIMC Project 365. Sometimes, "There" can be a place that you ought NOT to go. But remember: the Lord's way is not our way, and His way is more effective than ours. Even if Elijah knew the Kerith Ravine was not a good place to go, he went on, because he knew the Lord will meet him at his faith there. Guess what. The blessings were there! The water in the brook, which can only flow through rain, was flowing as if it was raining everyday. The food even came from the unlikeliest of deliverers, ravens.
The Lord moves in surprising ways. You never know what lies ahead in that place called "There", but rest assured that He will lead the way. How? Continue doing what God commands you to do in There. As Paul wrote the Galatians (6:9b), "...at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." If you want to go There-bound or if you're already in There and you ask, "Where's the provision?" Just stay humble before the Lord and fear Him, because they "bring wealth, honor, and life (Proverbs 22:4, NIV 1984)." Also, let the Holy Spirit fill you and continue to live by the Holy Spirit.
Read: 1 Kings 17:1-6, Galatians 5:16-26, Galatians 6:1-10, Proverbs 22:1-16, John 7:37-39, Ephesians 5:17-21