Trust And Obey God. In The Midst Of All The Dryness And Hopelessness, God Will Show Up Us. Why Must We Trust And Obey God. Please Trust God And Obey His Words For Your Situations Today And Always. Father, Please Give Me The Grace To Trust And Obey You Always In Jesus Name. Amen. God Bless You As You Trust And Obey His Words Through Christ Jesus. Amen.


Trust And Obey God. In The Midst Of All The Dryness And Hopelessness, God Will Show Up Us. Why Must We Trust And Obey God. Please Trust God And Obey His Words For Your Situations Today And Always. Father, Please Give Me The Grace To Trust And Obey You Always In Jesus Name. Amen. God Bless You As You Trust And Obey His Words Through Christ Jesus. Amen.

Text: 1 Kings 17:7-16

 1 Kings 17:7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 

17:8 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 

17:9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 

17:10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 

17:11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 

17:12 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. 

17:13 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. 

17:14 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. 

17:15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 

17:16 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.

 Hymns

1. TRUST AND OBEY

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,

What a glory He sheds on our way!

While we do His good will, He abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,

But His smile quickly drives it away;

Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,

Can abide while we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.

Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.

What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;

Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Oh, Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2. ‘TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS

And ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,

Just to take Him at His Word;

Just to rest upon His promise,

Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!

How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;

Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!

Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

Oh, for grace to trust You more!

 MESSAGE

We thank God for keeping us alive to see another glorious day.

We thank Him for the salvation of our souls, giving us life in abundance.

We thank Him for today.

We thank God for His faithfulness over us, our loved ones, the church of God and our nations since the beginning of this year.

To Him alone be all glory, honour and adoration in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Highlights of our text today (1 Kings 17:7-16)

There was a serious famine in the land. It was a period of shortage of supplies – of all kinds of materials, including food items, and of course, of money. It’s just like in our world today.

The brook where Elijah was had dried up. That means no more supplies for him too like many other people of his time. Even, the ravens (birds) that were bringing him food could no longer do so.

There was a widow and her son who had only one portion of meal left. They had a little hope for life, but as soon as the one meal was exhausted they would be expecting death (the worst) anytime.

Obviously, everyone around the widow did not have enough food, hence she could not go out looking for help. It was such a difficult situation.

In the midst of all the dryness and hopelessness, God showed up for both Elijah and the widow (plus her son).

By the breath of life and multiplier of heaven, what was supposed to be the last meal for a widow and her son, became the beginning of meals for all of them and their neighbours until the famine was over.

LESSONS FROM THE TEXT.

1. What we are seeing in our world this period is not new. It has happened before and ended; and the people of God survived it. By the grace of God you will be alive after all the present storms become calm in Jesus name. Amen.

2. There is a God in heaven who rules in the affairs of men. Daniel 4:17.

He takes the right actions at the right time. The Bible tells us that God is not slack concerning His promises to His children. Also, that He does not sleep and He does not slumber. 2 Peter 3:9; Psalms 121:3-6

As long as you remain His child, God will come through for you and calm every storm in your life in Jesus’ name. Amen. Mark 4:35-41

3. He can use any means to answer our prayers.

In today’s text, God used one stone to kill many birds. He is the Almighty and He is Sovereign, He alone will decide how He will solve your problems. Gen. 17:1; Ps. 115:3.

Please don’t limit Him within the confines of your expectations. Let Him be God in your life.

Elijah and the widow played a key role in their victory. Both of them, against the run of play, held on to the word of God, they trusted and obeyed Him.

When Elijah was asked to go and lodge in the house of a widow, he could have questioned God that a widow would have no food at that time of famine. His own food supplies had run out and he needed new and sustainable supplies. He would have expected that God would ask him to go to a rich man’s house or go to another fertile land.

The widow also could have argued that giving her last meal, first to a stranger would hasten the death of her and her son. She could have called Elijah names like scammer, 419er etc.

However, we learnt that they both let go of their expectations, their mind sets and allowed God to have His say and way in their lives.

Brethren, God’s instructions and requirements may not appear reasonable, it may not be easy to follow, but let us give Him a say in our lives. We must trust and obey Him.

WHY MUST WE TRUST AND OBEY GOD.

1. He is the creator and possessor of the whole universe. Psalms 24:1

2. He is the Alpha and Omega. He knows the beginning, the end and everything between the beginning and the end. Revelation 1:8; Psalm 139:1-6

3. He is the Almighty. He can do all things. Genesis 17:1; Psalm 91:1; Jeremiah 32:27

4. He is a good God. He means well for His children at all times, irrespective of the circumstances. Romans 8:28

CONCLUSION

Please trust God and obey His words for your situations today and always.

 PRAYER POINTS

1. Let us thank God for His faithfulness upon us. He has kept us through the thick and thorns of this year. He has enabled us in different ways and we are alive to see today.

2. Father, as you remembered the widow of Zarephath, please remember me today in the mighty name of Jesus.

3. Father, please give me the grace to trust and obey you always in Jesus name.

4. Father, please still every storm in my life and family in Jesus name.

5. Your personal prayer points.

God bless you.

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