CONNECT THE EL-SHADDAI Tuesday, 12 May 2015
“….As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” 1 Kings 17:1 (KJV)
By the declaration of one mortal man, there was no rain, no abundance and no prosperity. And there was famine all over the land. But Elijah’s case was different. Although there was famine in the land, it was minus Elijah. He was sustained by a raven that brought him bread and meat daily until the brook dried up. That is the God you serve!
When you are connected to El-Shaddai, you cannot be stranded. He is the All Sufficient One. Even when the brook eventually dried up God moved His servant Elijah to Zarephath to be sustained by a poor widow. God demonstrated once again that He is the All Sufficient One. In the very place where there was scarcity, He brought abundance.
One of the decisions you must take as a believer is to get your priorities right. First and foremost learn to depend absolutely on God. We live in a time when everything is failing. There is practically nothing you can rely on today. Money is failing! Human projections and postulations are failing. You must, therefore, focus totally and depend absolutely on God knowing that without Him you can do nothing. You need to stop trying to make things happen by yourself or look up to other people to fix things for you. Understand that it is only what God does, that will last.
I therefore challenge you not only to know this multi-faceted God for yourself but to ensure you stay connected to Him. This is vitally important if you must experience the glory that is to come. Beloved, the scriptures must be fulfilled, so understand that it will get darker in the world but God does not expect you to get confused or caught unguarded. Yes it will get darker in the world but be assured that God will throw His weight behind those who trust in Him.
Further reading: 1 Kings 17:1-16 Daily Bible reading: Morning-2 Kings 15-16, Evening-John 3:1-18