When Mothers Obey

There are many times in life we are called to make choices. Some choices are easy because we can predict the outcome. If you want to purchase a house, it is necessary to manage your money wisely. Some choices are not so clear cut and can be difficult to decide what to do.

In 1 Kings 17, we meet a widow woman with a problem; there was a famine in the land, and she was down to her last meal. She knew that she was in a hopeless situation, but she could not see any way out. There was a famine in the land, and she was about to cook her last meal, eat then get ready to say goodbye to her son. Just before she prepared the meal, she had a visitor; the visitor proposed a change in her plan. Elijah was at her door; he asked her for some water. “As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Would you also please bring me a piece of bread?” (Verse 11, NLT) She was willing to share her water but not her bread.

The widow explained her predicament to Elijah, and he responded, “Everything will be fine. Do what you said. Go home and fix something for you and your son. But first, please make a small piece of bread and bring it to me. The Lord God of Israel has promised that your jar of flour won’t run out and your bottle of oil won’t dry up before he sends rain for the crops.” (Verses 13-14) She had a choice to make. If she ate her bread she and her son would die. If she trusted this man and his God, there is a possibility that they would live.

She made the choice to trust God with her life and the life of her son. She obeyed and God blessed her. Just as the man of God said, she never lacked flour or oil. Sometimes, we have that that same situation in our lives; do we trust God to provide us with flour and oil? Obedience made a difference in her life and the life of her son. When mothers obey God, God brings change in their lives and the lives of their children.

Thought for Today: Friend, obedience makes the difference in any life.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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