“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”- 2 Corinthians 9:10
As Jeff Manion concludes Chapter 15 of Satisfied, he references the Old Testament account of Elijah’s prophetic voice to King Ahab and Queen Jezebel (1 Kings 17:1-5). Due to Jezebel’s fanatical belief in Baal, Elijah told Ahab and Jezebel that there would be no rain. This would reveal God’s power and Baal’s impotence. Needless to say, Ahab and Jezebel were less than thrilled with Elijah’s prophecy. Elijah was forced into exile. There Elijah drank from the ever-receding stream and ravens brought him food.
Pastor Manion reminds us that trusting in God’s provision is not restricted to Old Testament prophets. He states that fear wars with trust to become the dominant force in our decision making. The temptation is to succumb to self-pity and resentment. However, when God’s grace prevails, trusting in God’s provision through the power of the Holy Spirit can be one of the defining moments in our journey of trust. Pastor Manion concludes:
“What if God still whispers to his children, ‘Just do what I’m asking you to do. Go where I ask you to go, and stay where I ask you to stay, and I will provide for your daily needs. Look after my interests and I will look after you. Trust me!’ ”
Today’s question: What is necessary for you to begin or sustain your journey of trust? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Fear vs. trust”