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When The Brook Dries Up

  • So he went and did according to Yahweh's word; for he went and lived by the brook Cherith that is before the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. After a while, the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. Yahweh's word came to him, saying, 'Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you.' 1 Kings 17:5 WEB

    Each day Elijah watched the flow of water in the brook get smaller. God had told him to come here and He had supernaturally taken care of his needs, but now the brook was drying up, and God was not saying anything. After the brook had completely dried up, the word of the Lord came to Elijah and told him about the next place. Elijah did not know what was coming or where he was going until then. He was like a soldier waiting on orders to come down the chain of command.

    Once the Lord put me in my own computer business. It was not planned; He pushed me into it through desperation and some very humbling circumstances. It prospered and was anointed for years. The Lord and I worked together as partners every day. Some days it was mostly ministry.

    There were divine appointments and I never knew what the next day held. At times the Lord would send us there to minister to them. The computers would suddenly fix themselves when we walked into the building, but we would end up anointing the manager with oil and praying for them and their family. The Holy Spirit would descent right there in the office and everyone would begin to weep.

    I was totally following the Holy Spirit, but then it began to dry up, and He became silent. Finally after months without work or hearing Him, I was on the verge of breaking down, giving up, throwing in the towel, and bankruptcy. That was the week that He spoke and took us to the next level. He pushed us into full time ministry. It was I who was panicking, but one word from Him changed everything.

    Don't panic when the brook starts to dry up. When it has completely gone, the Lord will reveal the next step that you are to take. The time of silence will end. The time of lack will be over. The blessings will return. When God begins to promote you, He will often close out the old, before He opens the new.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let me see the situation through Your eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the Comforter for we want more of You in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let me see the situation through Your eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the Comforter for we want more of You in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes Please <3 Thank you  
March 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, joining in your prayer <3!

March 6, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Nice-quite uplifting!! Its like the mature finding out His ways-like they should!! Many winie believers new bes-look for lil things letting tem know His there! I don't say much, but realize they will truely realize when its certainly Him doing the actions!!!!!!!

March 6, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 6, 2017
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Pastor Marty Pena
Pastor Marty Pena

Trading the many voices for the voice of True Love......'priceless'. The still small voice. Can you hear it? Thank you, Pastor Todd, for your Rhema Word this day.

March 6, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I pray that I will see through Gods eyes. He is always working, I just don't always see it.

March 6, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, is your help alone , I need my God

March 6, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I seem to be going through this right now. Do to medical issues, the time to retire has come. Some days it is very borring, but I guess sitting by a drying up creek might just be worse. I know that God is moving me along, as He had a Pastor ordain me in January. The hard part for me is not to get out in front of what He is doing, the waiting is the hardest part!

March 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Jim to you and pray that you please bless him with renewed health and strength, that you guide him clearly and help him to hear Your voice better than ever, and that you provide open doors to the next stage in his walk with You, in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

March 6, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

March 6, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

The waiting is tough, and it causes something inside of us to get frustrated and usually angry at God. I did. But He saw right past it all and continued His plan for us. He looks on the heart and understands the frustration is only because we want to be doing something for Him, and can't. Obviously He is bringing you to a new era. You just need to know what and when, a lot like Elijah. Sometimes we never see it coming. Like the year before He put us into online ministry, I didn't even have a facebook account and stayed completely anonymous on the Internet. Apparently He had a different idea....

March 6, 2017
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey

Yes, Amen 

March 6, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Wowww!!! What an ah-may-zing word!!!!! 

March 6, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen.

March 6, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord help me to hear You and heed Your directions. Help me to see the situations through Your eyes. Great message Pastor Dion. Amen!

March 6, 2017
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Robin Fleming
Robin Fleming

 wow so inspiring..this is a wonderful story....thank you so much for sharing it...

March 6, 2017
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

When HE shuts a door and no opening occurs ~ FAITH is what sustains until the next right door opens!

March 6, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

I love this story, EliJah was at Cherith (refreshing) and the most stingiest bird (a raven) in the world brought him food everyday. Jehovah-Jireh! God takes care of His own and then EliJah went to Zarephath and was able to bless a poor widow and her son. We learn from this that God is Able and when we are willing to share with others, blessings will flow from above. God is Love and He wants us to love and minister (serve) each other. Be a blessing to someone today.

March 6, 2017
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey

Another good Devotion!  His plans surely aren't ours!  The older I get, the more I realize this...and worry is a waste of time. God tells us to trust Him. It's a lesson in itself. God is good and He is Love. Thank You, Lord, for everything. 

March 6, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen I am in agreement with you Lord

March 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!               Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion today. :-)

 

I agree and claim this prayer over my family and I. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let me see the situation through Your eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the Comforter for we want more of You in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

March 6, 2017
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Jeannette Ortiz
Jeannette Ortizedited: March 6, 2017

amen.  needed this today.  my creek has dried up and the Lord is silent.  its scary without his guidance.  im hanging on.  

March 6, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, please let me see the situation Through Your Eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the comforter for we want more of you in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 6, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord. 

March 6, 2017
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen thank you for you're message today Pastor Dion!  

March 6, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Lord, Help me to recognize you in every situation and to respond appropriately to your presence.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.

March 7, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer.Thank you Heavenly Father for your timing is always perfect and you always come to show us the way. Help us to lean on you and to wait and be patient more.Give us a hearing heart and eyes to see things more clearly as you see them.Teach us your ways,and give us your understanding.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

March 10, 2017