Many of us have experienced what it?s like to have something dry up in our lives. Could it be that God allowed it to dry up to bless you? Bishop McLaughlin’s Wednesday night?s message entitled ?Maybe God Dried It Up to Bless You? referenced a familiar story about the Prophet Elijah and the widow woman from Zarephath. Elijah prayed and the Lord withheld the rain and caused a drought. Then God commanded Elijah to go to Zarephath where a poor widow would provide food for him. The woman and her son were on the brink of death, and were saving the last of what they had for a final meal. It was only until she prepared a meal for Elijah that she was able to witness God?s miracles. Bishop reminded us that God led Elijah to an unfamiliar place, a place that wasn?t ideal, and yet provided him all that he needed. The widow woman demonstrated an act of sincere faith and God blessed and provided for her and her child.
The common thread in both of these difficult situations is, THE ? WORD OF THE LORD. Whether you?re being provided for or need to be provided for, you need THE WORD OF GOD. Maybe God allowed your situation to become dry and dried up so that He can bless you again with a new visitation or with fresh oil. Maybe God wants to work miracles and use you mightily. God dried up his situation just to bless and work more miracles for him. Saints, remember to seek God and adhere to His Word. Oftentimes, when we are fat and flourishing we don?t depend on God like we should. Familiarity breeds contentment, but remember God meets us at our level of expectancy. If your situation seems dry, maybe God allowed it to bless you!