“You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.” 1 Kings 17:4
I love Michael Youssef’s quote below about testifying to God’s provision in our lives. I think it is vitally important to store up stories of faith within us, memorials in our hearts of what God has done—especially when He has performed the miraculous! When we look back and see the fingerprints of God in our lives, we can encourage other brothers and sisters in the body of Christ to trust God for BIG things.
My husband, Brian, and I have definitely seen God’s provision throughout our lives—numerous times in fact! We have been in scenarios where we had no idea how we were going to get by. There were no answers in the natural ahead of us: we simply HAD to pray, and trust God to take care of us. We couldn’t fathom how He would accomplish it, but God has always met our needs, sometimes down to the penny that we needed. Hallelujah! I confess that being in need and wondering what to do or how to do it hasn’t been easy. Worry for your future can really create a stronghold of fear when uncertainty is all around you. For us, victory from that negative thinking had to become a daily faith walk that required steps of obedience. We had to bind fear and constantly remind ourselves of God’s promises and His amazing love. We had to choose to focus on what is true and right versus the enemy’s lies that create doubt and unbelief. We had to have faith that the God we serve will do what He says.
The story of Elijah being fed by ravens in 1 Kings 17 is a great story of provision and trusting in God for survival. This past spring during the Coronavirus, this story came to life for me literally when a wonderful modern-day ‘raven’ brought bags of groceries to my front porch and then drove away. She was someone I did not know and had never seen before. Her heart to serve and obey God’s direction led her to my home, where she left $200 worth of food for my family of seven during the crucial time of lockdown. What awe and praise we gave unto our glorious PROVIDER!
The beautiful thing is that as Christ-followers, we will ALL experience forks in the road of life that test our faith in the area of provision. God is waiting for each one of us to call on Him to be our all in all, way maker, promise keeper, and omnipotent Jehovah Jireh. God’s provision is not limited. Every faithful person in the Holy Scriptures had a crisis moment of faith. In every situation, God showed up and proved to be faithful! What has your crisis moment of faith been? Sister, God is capable and is still doing miracles today! Read the story of Elijah and other great Bible stories of faith in your quiet time and to your children. Your faith will grow and so will theirs. Reminding ourselves of what an amazing Father God we serve will solidify our faith when times are tough. When we find ourselves in need of a miracle, believe God can do it and that He will provide what you need!
Rae-Ellen Sanders and the Help Club for Moms Team
“God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us.” Michael Youssef