[CF Devotionals] 2017-03-20 - What Would a Mother Say?

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1 Kings 17:8-15

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I never met a prophet before, but I never thought a prophet would be demanding. I didn't mind providing him with a cup of water. I'd be thirsty, too, after traveling. When this stranger asked for something to eat, I had to be honest with him. I had nothing to eat except a handful of ingredients.That is why I was outside collecting sticks, to make a fire for my son and myself. This man would have to find someone else who could spare some food.

Elijah the prophet was unfazed by my words. He told me not to be afraid, but to make him a loaf of bread first and then make one for me and my son. He insinuated there would be enough oil and flour for both loaves, and that each time we needed food, there would be plenty until this drought was over.

Can you imagine? Here I am preparing my last meal, and a man says we will have plenty. It sounds too good to be true. Nonetheless, I did what the prophet said. I have to step out in faith sometime, right? Lo and behold, he was right. Elijah the prophet has a strong connection to the Lord, indeed!

Lord, I want to believe I heard your voice correctly. I am willing to obey, please give me courage. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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