S 1 Kings 17:1 NASB1Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of thesettlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As theLORD, the God of Israel lives, beforewhom I stand, surely there shall beneither dew nor rain these years,except by my word."
S 1 Kings 17:2-3 NASB2The word of the LORD came tohim, saying, 3 "Go away from hereand turn eastward, and hideyourself by the brook Cherith,which is east of the Jordan.
S1 Kings 17:4 NASB4 "It shall be that you will drink ofthe brook, and I havecommanded the ravens toprovide for you there."
S Philippians 4:19 NASB19And my God will supply all yourneeds according to His riches inglory in Christ Jesus.
SGod’s promised provision ispredicated on yourwillingness to trust and obeyHim.
S1 Kings 17:5 NASB5 So he went and did accordingto the word of the LORD, for hewent and lived by the brookCherith, which is east of theJordan.
S1 Kings17:6 NASB6 Theravens brought him breadand meat in the morning andbread and meat in the evening,and he would drink from the brook.
S 1 Kings 17:7 NASB7 It happened after a while that thebrook dried up, because there wasno rain in the land.
S 1 Kings 17:8-9 NASB8 Then the word of the LORD came tohim, saying, 9 "Arise, go toZarephath, which belongs to Sidon,and stay there; behold, I havecommanded a widow there toprovide for you."
S “I have commanded awidow to provide for you there”.
S Sometimes God’ssovereignty is tied to my geography.
S1 Kings 17:10 NASB10So he arose and went toZarephath, and when he cameto the gate of the city, behold, awidow was there gathering sticks;and he called to her and said,"Please get me a little water in ajar , that I may drink."
S 1 Kings 17:11 NASB 11As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand.”
S 1 Kings 17:12 NASB 12 But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold,
S1 Kings 17:12 NASB…I am gathering a few sticks that Imay go in and prepare for me andmy son, that we may eat it and die."
1 Kings 17:13 NASB13 Then Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go,do as you have said, but make me a littlebread cake from it first and bring it out tome, and afterward you may make one foryourself and for your son.
1 Kings 17:14 NASB14For thus says the LORD God of Israel, ‘Thebowl of flour shall not be exhausted, norshall the jar of oil be empty, until the daythat the LORD sends rain on the face of theearth.’”
Isaiah 55: 8-9 NASB8“For My thoughts are not yourthoughts, Nor are your ways Myways,” declares the LORD. 9 “For asthe heavens are higher than theearth, So are My ways higher thanyour ways And My thoughts than yourthoughts.