Sunday, February 16, 2020

When The Brook Dries Up, It's Time to Move On

After the prophet Elijah stopped the rain in Israel, God told him to go to the Brook Cherith where ravens would bring him bread and meat. After a while the brook dried up. Then God told him, “Go to Zarephath …I have commanded a widow there to provide for you" (1 Kings 17:1-9).
The Lord didn’t speak to him about moving to another place until after the brook quit flowing. God let it dry up so Elijah would know it was time to move on. Staying there was no longer an option. The dry creek was a closed door that sent him to a new place.

What does a dry brook look like today? It might be losing your job, a source of provision that stops, or closed doors that won’t open. It becomes obvious that what you need will be found somewhere else.

Elijah obeyed and went to Zarephath. Previously God commanded ravens to bring him food, but now He commanded a poor widow to provide for him. Even though she didn’t seem aware that God commanded her to feed him, she gave Elijah her last meal. This proves God can command people to do things for you, even when they aren’t aware of obeying Him.

If your brook has dried up, you probably need to move on. But don’t take one step until you ask God where that next place is. God says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you” (Psalm 32:8).

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