UNLIKELY AND UNCOMMON HELP-1
1 Kings 17:9 “Arise get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”
When Elijah became “broke” by the brook; God told him to go to Zarephath which was in the region of Zidon. The most appalling part of the instruction is the person he was supposed to go and meet. He was asked to go meet a widow.
Immediately Elijah got the instruction, he set out without thinking twice. I initially thought he envisaged going to meet a wealthy widow. He must have thought that for God to send him to a widow, the woman must be wealthy but when he finally met the woman his reaction showed that he was simply obeying God.
Elijah didn’t care who he was sent to as long as it was God asking him to go. I love the obedience, faith and courage of this man. As long as he was sent to a widow, he moved; to him widow is widow either rich or poor.
Here is where I am going: Your helper can come in any form, shape, size, complexion, height, sex or appearance. That he or she doesn’t appear with the latest car or designer clothe doesn’t mean your help is not in his or her hand.
Our calculation, judgment, analysis and computation is insignificant when God is involved. God can use anyone and anything for us, the earlier you allow that sink in, the better for you. Hear Jesus:
Luke 3:8 “It’s your life that must change, not your skin. And don’t think you can pull rank by claiming Abraham as ‘father.’ Being a child of Abraham is neither here nor there–children of Abraham are a dime a dozen. God can make children from stones if he wants.” (MSG)
Do you understand that scripture at all? The Bible says that, God can convert stones into living breathing children for Abraham! The truth is that if we were told that it was stone that became Isaac, we would have believed and glorify God.
Friend, the major challenge of many of us believers is that, we try to reason out God.
To be continued…
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