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.
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.