Friday, June 24, 2016

"Ever Full" - 06/24/16 - 1 Kings 17-19

"As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand."                                                         
But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die."

Then Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. "For thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.' "

So she went and did according to the word of Elijah,

and she and he and her household ate for many days.

The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty,
according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through Elijah." (17:11-15)

"So she went and did".

I wonder if it was because she hadn't anything more to lose, since she had resigned herself and her son to death.  Or if it was because she believed. 

How often when I feel I don't have anything more, do I give up to self or to Him. 

Do I resign myself to the little bit this world has to offer, or do I take up His Word and grasp onto His ever giving Love? 

How often do I choose to live life eating from the "bowl of flour which is never exhausted or the jar of oil never to be empty? 

How often do I choose to live my days consuming all He has to offer in exchange for the "little bit" I hold in my hand from self or the world? 

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