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Powered by 4 - July 29, 2013

  • 2013 Jul 29

Confident Obedience

today's reading.
1 Kings 17:1-16   Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word"...

the blog.
Today we meet the prophet Elijah. We're not really told much about him, but our passage reveals a man that was dedicated to serving God and followed His instruction to the letter. I found Elijah's total trust and reliance on God to provide exactly what he needed to survive pretty remarkable. In my mind, relying on ravens to bring you food and then three people living for "many days" on a handful of flour and a small amount of cooking oil, is unsettling. Yet we don't see even one hesitation on the part of Elijah. 

What did you learn from this passage about trusting God to provide your needs? What role do you believe obedience plays in this process? Tami

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