Apparently, God has little difficulty in providing even in times of famine and poverty. With manna God fed a couple million people wandering for years in a desert. He provided water when none was to be found.
Elijah was led by God to camp by a freshwater brook during a draught. Ravens were commissioned to be his personal providers of bread. When the brook dried up, God led him again to Zarephath. In community with the widow and her son, they witnessed a supply of flour and oil that outlasted the severe draught.
What personal provision does God want to give to you? What miraculous provision will you find in obedience to be part of a needy community?
Jesus on two occasions multiplied a boy’s lunch to feed thousands. What can God do with the little bit you have left assuming it to be for yourself? How far can generosity go?
There are many kinds of bread on God’s shelves. He loves to be approached and asked for help. His bakery is set up near every famine and empty bank account. The door is open and He invites us to enter by prayer.
Then, go where the help can be provided. That’s what Ruth did.
When she heard in Moab that the LORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, Naomi and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there.
Sometimes God answer to our need is to have us relocate. Sometimes God asks us to find work or sell possessions. If we are truly created to be sons and daughters of God’s Kingdom, we can live anywhere and serve faithfully.
Mike and Daysi Mady can live in Chantaburi, Thailand and see their Father provide daily bread.
Ken and Leigh-Ann Desmarais can live in a parsonage on the back of a church in Longlac, Ontario and see their Father provide miraculously.
Where can you live and what can you do in faithful service to God? You would not believe it if I told you.
Ask your father about the things you need here.
The prophet Isaiah described the person who learns to live close to God.
This is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him.
If you live in the flat lands of Essex County, you may wonder how to live on the heights. But if you have ever been on a mountain, you know how far you can see. We lift our eyes to God and we see the One who gives generously to His children.
Today’s prayers become tomorrow’s testimony.