As a child I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and I can remember driving through the fields with my parents on nice summer days looking at the crops. With the right amount of rainfall and the right temperatures the crops would always look fantastic. As we drove along my parents would say, “We have been greatly blessed by the Lord this year.” In a simple way my parents were teaching me that even though we worked hard, the Lord was really responsible for the crops looking so good. He was the God of provision.
In our story of Elijah, the prophet, was hungry, tired, and depressed. In a supernatural way the Lord sent one of his angels to provide food and water for Elijah.
5 Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. 7 The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 1 Kings 19:5-8
How has the Lord provided for you along your spiritual journey? Think about how faithful the Lord has been in providing you with daily bread.
16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thes 5:16-18.
The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (1 Ki 19:4–8 & 1 Thes. 5:16-18). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.