“…Hide beside the Cherith River,
which is east of the Jordan River.
You can drink from the stream,
And I’ve commanded ravens to feed you there.”
1 Kings 17:4
I know what you’re probably thinking…..“Yikes! She is loosing it!”and that may be… But . . .
The story comes from my favorite, wild Prophet of God – Elijah. He was quite the guy. . . “out of the box” Prophet of God. (my favorite kind of people….entertaining, world-shaking, but challenging to live with.)
Elijah had recently come on the scene, a follower of God. His life would be extraordinary, as would his mission: God’s “Prophet of the Times” for the nation of Israel. Little did he know, there was MUCH MORE TO COME. . . very soon.
Yet, he was still just a human. A single man. Homeless. Often delivering “downer” messages to people in high places. . . a non-paying job. Hearing God’s Voice, usually unpopular messages, he had to deliver them, uninvited. He was just starting out in his assigned role as Prophet of God.
But God was with him. He was doing what God was telling him to do.
So, what does this have to do with us? In these most extraordinary days in world history, God has His people. People who LOVE GOD, and choose to hold “MINE” loosely, giving higher priority to actively following Him, listening to His Spirit, and willing to step outside of “what was” to obey what His Spirit puts in your heart to do.
Even “bird-brains” can do it. It’s not rocket science. God will provide, even out of nowhere, for you to do what He puts into your mind and heart to do. . . like the ravens that brought homeless Elijah some bread. They didn’t make the bread, nor buy the bread. But their Creator gave them their assignment (which made no earthly sense), provided what was needed to do it, and they did.
So can we.