From I Kings 17:7-16

This is a familiar story about a poor widow who had enough food for one last meal for her and her son and God told her to feed it to Elijah.  Here is an encouraging word for this week, based on vs. 16, “For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.”

Things I have learned in life and mission that demonstrate the power of this story:

1. When God commands you to do something, He then supplies the resources that will allow you to be obedient and do what He has commanded.

2. When you get to the end, it is not the end! God is there and will see you through. And usually, we are not at the end at all – the widow – she was at the end but she proved faithful to God.

3. The important thing is to believe by faith and committ what you have to God. He will do the rest and the oil will not run dry!

I hope this is encouraging to you today. God is faithful!