Thursday, December 6, 2012

Keeping Full

In following a little devotional, The Feature, this week, God has blessed my heart from the book of
I Kings. It is the passage of Elijah, being sent to the woman of Zarephath. God had been providing for Elijah with the brook of water and the food from ravens, when "the book dried up" for lack of rain. He has allowed our brook to dry up before, and He always sends us another means of provision. Elijah was sent to Zarephath. For this same lack of rain, the widow woman was providing for she and her son to eat their last meal and die. Elijah made a request, one that would seem irrational and presumptuous in our worldly-thinking minds. I love that it was prefaced by the words, "Fear not"! She was to make him a little cake first. For her obedience, her cruse of oil and barrel of meal would not fail "until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth"!

It reminded me of the passage in II Peter 1:5-8. Christians are commanded to ADD to our faith by 'giving all diligence'...virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity. That is quite a list! The promise follows..."If these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." Our cruse of oil and barrel of meal will not fail!

We should never fear to take God's promises to ourselves. By His grace we will take each step, "giving all diligence", taking His promises as absolute truth. God keeps us FULL all the time when we are obedient to His Word.

I hope that, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you will come to believe the finished work that He did on the cross, by dying in your place and shedding His blood so that you could be forgiven of sin and reconciled to God. I'm so glad you all stopped by Darling Hill today. We've had another skiff of snow in the night and the temperatures have dropped. A poem would be in order here, but my creative writing juices have not been flowing for a while. The brook is a little dried up right now, but I know it will eventually be replenished!

Have a nice day, all.