Devotions for October 24-30, 2016
1 Kings 17:1-16 [17-24]
Because of time limitations this week (my wife had total left knee replacement surgery) I have altered the format of these devotions. There is a devotional thought and prayer concern. It is my prayer that these nurture your faith and strengthen you as you follow Jesus.
Monday, October 24, 2016
“As the Lord the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years” (1 Kings 17:1).
How do personal struggles and difficult situations shape our lives and affect our faith?
Prayer Concern: People who are recovering from tropical storms and hurricanes.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
You shall drink from the wadi, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” (1 Kings 17:4).
In what ways has the Lord provided for our daily needs?
Prayer Concern: The hungry and the homeless
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
“But after a while the wadi dried up, because there was no rain in the land” (1 Kings 17:7).
Are there times when we are surprised (and dismayed) that we experience difficulties and struggles while serving the Lord?
Prayer Concern: People who are serving in relief or service ministries
Thursday, October 27, 2016
“When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks” (1 Kings 17:10).
In what coincidences have you seen the Lord’s hand?
Prayer Concern: The unemployed and the underemployed
Friday, October 28, 2016
“As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar” (1 Kings 17:12a).
Do we practice sacrificial generosity in our walk of faith?
Prayer Concern: Eyes to see where we can make a difference in the lives of the people around us.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
“I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die” (1 Kings 17:12b).
When have we been hopeless, and what changed those situations?
Prayer Concern: Those who are depressed or who are struggling with PTSD
Sunday, October 30, 2016
“Elijah said to her, ‘Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son'” (1 Kings 17:13).
When have we had the opportunity to speak words of hope and encouragement to people?
Prayer Concern: Those who are challenged to take a step of faith