Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fed or Fed Up?

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

I Kings 19:4  "But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers."


"That's enough!"  Have you ever had a day like Elijah was having in I Kings 19?  After he received some scathing threats from Jezebel, he sat down under a juniper tree and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life. . . ."  You may have not felt quite that bad, but I must admit that some days, I have thought the life of a bird sounded pretty good.  I could put up with a steady diet of worms for the chance to fly away!


Elijah was fed up and stressed out.  To top it off, an angel woke him up and provided a meal for him because "the journey is too great for thee."  Elijah was fed up with where he had been, and where he was going was more than he could handle.  In his mind, he was overwhelmed and outnumbered!


If you find yourself discouraged like Elijah, don't forget the hand of God in your life.  Elijah was lonely, on the run, hungry, and hiding precisely because he was doing right!  God sustained Elijah in a number of ways, and He used birds, a widow woman, and an angel to feed him.  Truthfully, God had led him, protected him, and fed him all the way, and He can do the same for you!  You can't replicate receiving provision directly from the hand of God with anything else.


Like Elijah, you may be discouraged this morning while you are reading this.  If not, your time is probably right around the corner!  Whether you are discouraged by the wicked or by other believers, don't forget the hand of God in your life.  When you are doing right but finding discouragement on every side, instead of getting fed up, remember from Whose hand you've been fed!





Camp Quotes...

"Grace does not mean I'm free to do what's wrong; it means I have the power to do what's right."

-Evangelist Bill Rice III 


Prayer Requests: 

1. Campers traveling home tonight and tomorrow

2. Day Camp outreach for Middle Tennessee children next week

3. A special word from Brother Rice about summer staff needs...




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