Trust in the Little Things and You Can Trust in the Big Things
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Welcome to this week’s Wednesday Devotional! Today, we are going to take a look at the Prophet Elijah to see how God teaches us to trust in the little things and how that helps us to trust in the big things too! Be sure to share any thoughts you have about this post in comments as well! See you right back here next Wednesday!

What a person does with even a little, will allude to what he will do when he has much. In the eyes of the Lord, even small things matter.

The Prophet Elijah in 1 Kings is a prefect example of how to listen to the Lord. He waited until God told him which direction to go, and then, he followed.

The Scripture:

1 Kings 17:8-9 says, “Then the word of the Lord came to him, ‘Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.'” Keep reading this passage. It only gets better!

THEN THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO HIM. "ARISE, GO TO ZAREPHATH, WHICH BELONGS TO SIDON, AND DWELL THERE. BEHOND, I HAVE COMMANDED A WIDOW THERE TO FEED YOU." SO HE AROSE AND WENT TO ZAREPHATH. AND WHEN HE CAME TO THE GATE OF THE CITY, BEHOLD, A WIDOW WAS THERE GATHERING STICKS. AND HE CALLED TO HER AND SAID, "BRING ME A LITTLE WATER IN A VESSEL, THAT I MAY DRINK." AND AS SHE WAS GOING TO BRING IT, HE CALLED TO HER AND SAID, "BRING ME A MORSEL OF BREAD IN YOUR HAND." AND SHE SAID, "AS THE LORD YOUR GOD LIVES, I HAVE NOTHING BAKED, ONLY A HANDFUL OF FLOUR IN A JAR AND A LITTLE OIL IN A JUG. AND NOW I AM GATHERING A COUPLE OF STICKS THAT I MAY GO IN AND PREPARE IT FOR MYSELF AND MY SON, THAT WE MAY EAT IT AND DIE." AND ELIJAH SAID TO HER, "DO NOT FEAR, GO AND DO AS YOU HAVE SAID. BUT FIRST MAKE ME A LITTLE CAKE OF IT AND BRING IT TO ME, AND AFTERWARD MAKE SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SON. FOR THUS SAYS THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, "THE JAR OF FLOUR SHALL NOT BE SPENT, AND THE JUG OF OIL SHALL NOT BE EMPTY, UNTIL THE DAY THAT THE LORDS SENDS RAIN UPON THE EARTH. " AND SHE WENT AND DID AS ELIJAH SAID. AND SHE AND HE AND HER HOUSEHOLD ATE FOR MANY DAYS. THE JAR OF FLOUR WAS NOT SPENT, NEITHER DID THE JUG OF OIL BECOME EMPTY, ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF THE LORD THAT HE SPOKE BY ELIJAH.
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What It Tells Us About How to Trust God in the Little Things and How It Leads to Trusting in Big Things:

God speaks to us too as we read the Bible. It is so very important for us to be reading Scriptures every day in order to know what direction God is sending us and to help us make decisions concerning our lives.

For example, the Bible does not tell us whether or not we should buy that particular dress you have been wanting FOREVER! However, it does tell us that we should manage our income to glorify Him. Furthermore, it tells us that we should not cause others to lust after us.

So get in the Word and apply it to your life!

To apply the Word of God to your life, you must first read it, then apply it. To apply in obedience means we need to get going with what God is telling us to do in our lives. The Christian life is not about sitting idly aside and waiting for some “God moment” to happen to you. We see where idleness gets us from the story of David in last week’s Wednesday Devotional.

The Christian life takes commitment and sitting casually on the sidelines is not putting your trust in the Lord. So get out and trust the Lord in whatever way He is telling you to do so! It may not make sense, and it might not be the exact path you would choose, but remember God is in control. Follow in faith. He simply wants us to trust and depend on Him. So if you trust Him in the small things, you will be able to trust Him in the big things too!


If you now listen to God, He will show you which direction to go, and He will use you. He will use you to do tremendous things!

Our Prayer:

God, thank You for the Prophet Elijah’s example for us. I pray I will be able to trust You in all things. Help me to listen to You constantly. Remind me to constantly be seeking You in prayer and in Your Word and help me apply it to my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

A Question:

So do you trust God with the little things in order to be able to trust Him with the big things?

Trust in the Little Things and You Can Trust in the Big Things
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