Gaining Direction Through a Lack of Provision

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TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
Thursday, July 21 2011

“You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there” (1 Kings 17:4).

The prophet Elijah pronounced a drought upon the land because of the sin of Ahab and the nation of Israel. There was only one problem. Elijah had to live in the same land as Ahab.

“Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, ‘As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.’ Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: ‘Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there'” (1 Kings 17:1-4).

God provided for Elijah in a supernatural way. The ravens brought bread in the morning and meat in the evening. His water came from the brook.

God often uses money to confirm direction for our lives. Many times God uses a lack of provision to move us into new directions. It is a catalyst to encourage new ideas and strategies. Many times a loss of job becomes the greatest blessing to our lives because it provides the catalyst to do things we simply would never do without taking the step to get out of our comfort zone.

Friend, if you are fully following the Lord in your life and seeking direction from Him and you have no un-confessed sin in your life, there is no way He will allow you to miss His provision for you. He has a thousand ways to get the provision you need at the time you need it. Provision follows obedience.

14 thoughts on “Gaining Direction Through a Lack of Provision

  1. This is so timely! I was asking God about this very thing. Although I have been provided for and never seem to run out, I’m really needing direction for what to do concerning work. The doors just don’t seem to be opening.


    1. Be still and see the salvation of the lord; there are times which seems God is no where to be found and nothing is going the way it should, that is the time to stand firmer in His present and praise him more than ever before. Gods best is waiting on you , so don’t worry about devils good πŸ™‚


            1. As I always remind my self and my wife , good , bad or indifference, God is in control. as long as we open our eyes in the morning the rest regardless of what is the extra blessing. Have great bless day πŸ˜€


  2. This post is exactly correct. My family and i have been in incredibly tight spots financially–at one point even being without income and homeless with two children while living overseas–and God has always provided. We have never gone a day without food or a roof over our head. At the same time, in order to find that provision you may have to be willing to move or leave your comfort zone–God is requiring you to change. If you stay put and do not follow God’s wisdom, you may not survive. This is the message that many Christians in America need to hear today.


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