December 3, 2012
today’s mediation verse…
i kings 17:1-3
1now elijah the tishbite, from tishbea in gilead, said to ahab, “as the lord, the god of israel, lives, whom i serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”
2then the word of the lord came to elijah: 3“leave here, turn eastward and hide in the kerith ravine, east of the jordan. 4you will drink from the brook, and i have ordered the ravens to feed you there.”
where does your trust lie?
i have seen the fear of ‘not having’ drive good people to do things and believe in things that i never thought possible.
our unemployment rate is at one of the highest ever in our history as a nation and there is a massive number of people fearful of ‘not having’. if they have a job they fear losing it. if they have lost their job they fear unemployment running out. they also fear not finding another job.
this type of fear can be likened to someone whose ship sank and tossed them into the deep sea. they frantically reach and grasp to cling to anything they can so that they will not sink. it is a horrible feeling.
it causes people to grow angry and fight to get all that they can from wherever they can. it doesn’t matter if it is their neighbor, their friends, their family or their government. they fear and so they reach out to take whatever they can in order to not drown.
can we learn to live as elijah did? can we learn to completely trust so that when there is no visible source, god will still give us all that we need?
can we learn to see that our employer, our government, and our business is not our provider? can we learn that god is our provider and only he chooses the avenue with which to provide for us?
can we learn to stop trusting the avenue and just trust in him?
each monday we are going to be having ‘monday meditations’. we hope to bring to you each monday a verse to mediate on for the week. this is not for memorization, but to think about and to dwell on. the word meditate, in the bible, means to mutter. so this week as you go about your life, mutter to yourself the verse for the week and think about how it applies to your life. meditating on a verse will bind it to your spirit and it will become part of you! the more of the word you meditate on, the more it will transform you into the image of christ!