For what does God ask you to be disposed
Hello to all cybenauts. It is always a pleasure to be here with you!
We are talking about Elijah and we are going to know how he was before getting to Mount Carmel:
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” (I Kings 17: 8-12).
I am in the sacrificial faith and this word also came to my need when I read it …I even get emotional when reading it again because it is very strong! Monday we said that Elijah was being sustained by God and suddenly that torrent stopped because it didn’t rain anymore.
Having been fed with meat and bread, day and night, a few days later the water stopped gushing. And now God comes in to action through His Word: “Arise, go to Zarephath …”. You can see that Elijah was dying of thirst! And what did God do? He did not give him water, but told him to dispose himself and go to Zarephath, to linger there, ordering a widow to sustain him.
Does it seem that something is not making sense?! Well yes… Imagine a widow in the midst of a drought. The land of Israel was in an economically difficult time, with the lack of rain. When Elijah arrived at the gate, he met with that widow. And she was active and not crying, she was not still and whining, but picking-up firewood!
How can God take Elijah from one place, and lead him precisely to that widow? Why her specifically? Weren’t there other widows in need? Because she was active and not whining! She was not cursing her days, murmuring against God and life, but working!
God did not give water to Elijah or sent a rich woman to sustain him with food and supply him his needs. No! Now Elijah would have to act his faith. Just like you and me! Are you thirsty? Then, He will give you to drink. But now, all you need to do is act your faith cybernaut friend! Act like that lady who had a son to sustain, but even so, she would take-on the challenge. And to do so, Elijah had to go against the feeling of pity in relation to that woman, her son, and the situation they were living!
And about this, we’ll talk more on Friday. Be with us.
A big hug!