Confidence in God’s provision!
“36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.”
(1 Kings 18)
“God flashed fire from from heaven for Elijah, and he will help us accomplish what he commands us to do. The proof may not be as dramatic in our lives as n Elijah’s, but God will make resources available to us in creative ways to accomplish his purposes. He will give us the wisdom to raise a family, the courage to take a stand for truth, or the means to provide help for someone in need. Like Elijah, we can have faith that whatever God commands us to do, he will provide what we need to carry it through.”
(Zondervan Life Application Study Bible, NIV)
Prayer suggestions: for obedience to God’s calling and commandments; for trust that God will help us accomplish what He commands us to do; for dependece on God to make the resources available to us; for wisdom, courage, capacity, ability, resources to do His will; for confidence that God will be with us in every step of the way.