Give As God Leads

1 King 17:13-15 NIV, “13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land. 15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.

This story of Elijah and the widow is such an encouraging reminder of God’s faithfulness to supply our needs. When we obey His instructions, He will personally make sure that our wells never run dry.

I admire this widow, because she was a woman of great faith who gave from the little she had left out of obedience to the Lord. She didn’t allow fear to hold her back from the blessings that God had waiting for her. It reminds us that when God ask us to give of ourselves, it’s because He has good things planned for us.

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Once the widow was faithful to obey God, she and her family had food for the rest of their days. It’s the same for us, there is no way that we can lose when we are giving what God tells us to give. When we give for the sake of Christ, there will always be some type of harvest. We don’t have to fear lack at any time. God will replenish and restore us in ways we can’t even begin to imagine.

It’s important to obey God even in the little things because He can use our small acts of obedience to make a significant difference in our lives and the lives of others.

34 thoughts on “Give As God Leads

  1. This woman gave what she had in obedience to His instruction. What she gave may have seem little in the natural eye, yet her decision was abundant. It yielded a great harvest and restoration of life. Listening, she followed the instructions of the Prophet, offering all she had, then took the time to prepare it and then serving him first. Then her and her son did indeed eat. The meal and oil never ran dry.
    Glory, Thank you Lord! 🙏💜😊

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    1. Thanks Yonnie for sharing!!! ❤️ I just love this story! It’s such an inspiration that God will give us what we need, even when we’re down to a little. Faith and trust in Him never fail. ✝️

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  2. Wonderfully written big sis. Obedience to God is very important. We can’t say we love God without obeying him. There is a great lesson to be learnt from the widow’s action. She obeyed and she received. Obedience always brings blessings🙏🏾❤️

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  3. Timely post. I have been battling with this aspect of giving for some time now and the Lord has been using this scripture to teach me how to give. He told me to “give to the man of God first.” But, I kept telling the Lord that I have nothing to give because I cannot even pay my bills. This post is confirmation of what God is telling me to do. Thank you, Dawn.

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    1. You’re welcome Beverley! I’m glad this helped. I think the area of giving is one where God is continuously teaching and stretching us. It is a challenge when money and resources are low but He will provide. Keep on trusting Him my friend! ❤️

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  4. Thank you, Dawn. Sometimes obedience can be scary, but it’s always a blessing! I like what Warren said, “When God can trust us with little things, He’ll bless us with bigger things.” After all, He is a God of much. He will greatly bless our obedience.

    Thank You, Jesus! God bless you!

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  5. Amen 🙏🏿. Obedience is very important. God’s instruction is for a purpose. He knows exactly what He is doing but we must take heed in the instruction. When we are not obedient, it shows the posture of our hearts. Our lack of obedience can hinder others from seeing the hand of God in their lives. Thank you for sharing this post as a reminder for us all 🙏🏿

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  6. Wonderful testament! God leads the way. We need to faithfully follow and give what He asks. He will provide for our needs.

    Personally, I have witnessed God providing for my needs, such as when my teaching position was eliminated years ago. God found another door for me with an even greater opportunity for myself and my family.

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  7. this is so cool. I full heartedly agree with this. Malachi 3:10 and Philippians 4:19 go hand in hand. If you tithe, God will bless and fill every need no matter how large and no matter how small. He even bought me a pack of socks when I needed them. I am a happy tither with my small income. God bless you Dawn; Keep printing the truth.

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