STOREHOUSE 4 WONDERS – (Open Heavens daily for teenagers 2016)
Memorise: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
Please Read: 1st Kings 17:12-16, 12 And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
14 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste,
neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 14:1-16:13; Acts 17:1-15
The widow of Zarephath’s house became this storehouse for wonders. The man of God, Elijah, discovered a barrel of flour and a cruse of oil that were almost empty in this house. However, it was not the prophet but the God of wonders who located that storehouse for wonders, and He sent His prophet there (1st Kings 17:8-9)
Lesson to learn from today’s story;
· The widow was willing to surrender to the God of wonders’ instructions.
· The woman did not shy away from a difficult assignment.
· She demonstrated, by her actions, that she was a woman of faith.
Fancy submitting your last meal to the Pastor? This was the exact thing the young lad in Matthew 14:17-20 did, and he went home with twelve baskets as the interest on the five loaves and two fishes he lent to the wonder-working Lord. I pray that the Lord will feed you fat even in the time of famine in Jesus’ Name.
Be more determined to give time, money and service this year. Take a few minutes to pray for the grace 2 give more.