Day Seven – You go last

Today’s Scripture: 1 Kings 17:13-16

“Then go back and make bread for yourself and eat it.” For those of us who inwardly cringed when we read that Elijah asked to be served first, consider this: It’s quite possible that the widow had stretched her food supply to the brink of staleness. Did the flour contain bugs? Was the oil rancid? If so, the bread she made for Elijah came from ingredients that were less than fresh. However, after the widow stepped out in faith to meet Elijah’s request for bread, God miraculously multiplied the flour and oil. She and her son enjoyed fresh bread from continually-fresh ingredients. Isn’t that just like the Lord? We bring Him our worst and He gives us His best.

Both the prophet and the widow had to walk in obedience for something to change their circumstance. Elijah’s faith inspired an insignificant, unnamed woman to participate in one of the greatest miracles ever performed. And, The Lord, He is God stayed with her until the end of the drought!

Whether you relate more to Elijah or to the widow, don’t be afraid to walk in faith and remember Elijah’s instructions: “Go home and do as you have said.” The Lord, He is God will stay with you until the mission is accomplished.

  • Think of those times when you experienced a spiritual drought. How close was the Lord to you? What role did He play?
  • How will your relationship with the Lord be different after this week’s quest?

Please share insights you’ve discovered this week.