Ridiculous Obedience (January 27, 2013)

i Kings 17:13, 15-16  But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first.  Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your sons.”  So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days.  There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.

Obedience to God sometimes means doing things counter to what seems reasonable.  At times, God asks ridiculous things of us–leave family, jobs and the familiar to go to a foreign land, accept a certain job or take responsibility for something for which we do not feel qualified.  Sometimes He asks us to trust His provision when times are rough, money is tight and health is fleeting.

Days of trouble are often stepping stones to greater things in the service of the kingdom.  In our obedience, they are used to honor and glorify God.

Father God,
We are called to blind faith and ridiculous obedience.  Though we often question Your methods, there is no denying the results.  Faith has healed, forgiven, provided and saved.  We are grateful for Your loving touch and that You are active in our lives as we seek to obey You ridiculously.  Amen.

About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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