1 Kings 17:10 “So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink”

Have you ever been in a situation that you needed something badly from a friend, brother or colleague such that you rehearsed it severally before approaching the person, only for you to get there and change your mind?

Let’s take for example you needed a loan of $200, on getting there and seeing the person you now asked for $100 and surprisingly the person reached out into his or her wallet and handed you the cash without asking questions. You then leave the place feeling sad and angry with yourself for not asking for the original sum.

I’ve been there and I believe several people have, maybe not money but something along that line. That was exactly the situation of Elijah. This man needed food but asked for water!

Initially I thought it was because he was thirsty but of course his next statement gave him away. Before she could give him water, he changed his mind and asked for food.

The issue is this, many people develop a cold feet at the verge of their miracles. They suddenly doubt God in a flash and settle for less than what God originally promised them.

I guess when the woman appeared, he pitied her and felt this poor wretched woman can possibly not have food. He must have thought that a widow that will sustain him should have a limousine and probably be using gas or electric stove to cook.

He must probably have rehearsed this script severally in his mind before meeting the woman. The woman too who had received a commandment from God to help to sustain the prophet was happy when the prophet only asked for water. She was in a hurry to give him water as long as he didn’t ask for food.

To be continued…

Love you BiG

follow @liftseries
Bless somebody, Please RE-Broadcast

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s