Day 2 of camp was a blast! This morning, we got a ticket to Bobo’s Circus at Castle Rock County Fair! We enjoyed fun activities like a dunking booth, ring toss, tasty popcorn stand, colorful face painting, bobbing for apples, slip ‘n’ slide and so much more!
Yesterday we discovered Elijah was just an ordinary man, however God had big plans to use him with the nation of Israel. Elijah’s uncommon boldness gives us an applicable reminder to follow Jehovah, the God who is bigger than all other manmade gods – even Baal.
Read: 1 Kings 17:8-16
After Elijah had been living at the brook, Cherith, for a year and a half, the stream dried up and the Lord led him to another land called Zarephath.
While in Zarephath, Elijah met the woman whom God had commanded to provide food for him. But when he asked for some bread and water, the woman said she didn’t have a single piece of bread, only a little cooking oil and flour (1 Kings 17:12).
With the confidence that God was in control and bigger than this situation, Elijah looked at the woman and said, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again!” (1 Kings 17:13-14).
Not only did she feed her family and Elijah that meal, she fed them for the next year and a half on that same food that she believed would run out after one meal.
God is searching for faithful, bold followers just like Elijah and the widow, who will give all they have in service to him. It’s important for us to ask ourselves if we are willing to give all we have to the Lord, even if it is as small as a little flour and oil or as big as standing in front of the king.
Key Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
- What causes you to doubt like the woman first did?
- How can you overcome that doubt in your life?
- Who are three people in your life that you trust a lot? What makes you trust them so much?
Pray: Ask God to help you see His plan as both the woman and Elijah did. Pray that the Lord would help you to trust in Him and not in yourself. Thank God that He is worthy of our trust, faithful, and reliable.