“And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer–sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again. And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God. And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?”
1 Kings 19:3-9 KJV https://www.bible.com/bible/1/1ki.19.3-9.kjv
I’m so Thankful and Blessed to have access to the Written Word of God at my fingertips.
I’m Thankful to have access to the accounts of others lives that seem a lot like my own.
I relate, because they are, in fact, my relatives.
I belong, and, If you have made the decision for Jesus to be your Lord, you belong, to the family of Faith.
So does Elijah.
This is an excerpt from His-story.
While fleeing for His life, (so he thought) from Jezebel,
Elijah became so hopeless and depressed that He Parked in Pity and waited to die.
Ever been there?
I sure have.
But I noticed something this morning, God is the One who baked the cake for Elijah and came to His Pity Party.
He Baked it, not to celebrate the pit He was in, but to STRENGTHEN Him for His departure out of it, and for the Glorious road ahead.
Whether you find yourself in the pit or the palace today, you can be sure that the Bread of life-
(sweeter than any cake we’ve ever tasted)
is sustaining us.
Not to remain where we are, but to Go Forth in the power of it’s sustaining force.
My point this morning is this,
I’ve come to know that God loves me right where I am, but He loves me, and the people I’m able to influence, too much to leave me there.
The same is true for you.
Time to move forward.