How God Works (Sometimes)


Sometimes God works by using unconventional conduits to channel His blessings to us. 

We can see a perfect example in I Kings 17 when God sent Elijah to the Cherith Brook from where ravens would feed him with meat and bread twice a day. After a while, the brook dried up due to the drought and God sent Elijah to a widow in Zarephath to feed him.

The first "unconventional conduit" God used to channel blessings to Elijah was the omnivorous ravens that brought him meat since these birds feed on both meat and seeds. God could have used a herbivorous bird which only feeds on seeds to bring Elijah meat but He chose not to because He is God

The second "unconventional conduit" that God used to feed Elijah was the poor widow because she was also facing food shortage for when Elijah asked for something to eat, she told him she was going to prepare the last meal for her and her son before they died of starvation. God could have used a rich person to feed Elijah during the famine but He chose not to because He is God. 

Therefore if like Elijah you are believing God to feed you during a famine, 
and the ravens which were bringing you food have stopped delivering it,
and the brook that you had been drinking from has dried up,
do not panic because God has prepared another conduit to channel His blessings to you.

Then, if like Elijah you obediently and go to the person God tells you He has prepared to feed you, 
and on your first meeting they tell you that they are dying of starvation,
do not despair and prepare to die with them because you are about to experience another miraculous conduit of God.

Because the widow's bin of flour was not used up and her jar of oil did not dry up as she continued to feed Elijah.
Understand therefore that the raven, brooks and poor widow are not the source of your help.
They are just channels that God is using to channel His blessings to you.
Therefore if one channel dries up or dies, it does not mean that you will also dry up or die because God, Who is the Source, did not dry up or die with it.
Therefore continue looking up to God Your Source and you will not get stressed when the ravens stop flying towards you and the brook dries up. 

Or, if you are believing God to give you a house when you do not have a job,
and the handouts that you were receiving have stopped coming in,
and the small business you had been relying on dries up,
do not panic because God has prepared another conduit to channel His blessings to you.

Then, if you obediently go to the company God tells you He has prepared to help you, 
and on your first meeting they tell you that they are also facing financial challenges,
do not despair and prepare to die because you are about to experience another miraculous conduit of God.

Because the company's finances will not dry up and their resources will not dry up as long as they continue to help you.
Understand therefore that handouts and small businesses and companies are not the source of your help.
They are just channels that God is using to channel His blessings to you.
Therefore if one channel dries up or dies, it does not mean that you will also dry up or die because God, Who is the Source, did not dry up or die with it.
Therefore continue looking up to God Your Source and you will not get stressed when the handouts stop flying towards you and the business dries up. 

Know that God sometimes works by using unconventional channels to pour out His blessings to His people for He tells us, "My thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9)



2 comments:

  1. Amen. Nothing is too complicated for the Lord. If He can use a raven, make a donkey talk, etc., He surely can do something like fix a car. :)

    I say that because I have this beautiful testimony to share. :) Please let me know what you think friend - http://serious-things.com/faith-obedience-and-blessings/

    Thanks for your ongoing obedience in sharing what He shows you.

    In love,

    joseph

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  2. Wonderful testimony which speaks volumes:
    1. Set your mind on things above
    Let us set our minds and not let them fluctuate from above to below and up again before they fall down again because a double minded person should not suppose that He will receive anything from the Lord.

    2. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy.
    This also applies to the Word we receive just as you received your Word. So we should not let him steal it from us through fear, kill it with unbelief or destroy it with cares or worry.

    It has taught me a lot, even on obedience on not just the big things e.g. not sinning, but also on the minor things e.g. "Trust Me I will take care of your car".

    Alleluia and glory be to God.

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