A Place Called “There”

1 Kings 17:4“You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”

A few weeks ago on a Saturday night, I was carrying some items to our van for our church service the following day. Each trip I would cut across the front lawn, and in the process, I had somehow dropped my car keys. The next morning, I went to get my keys where I normally kept them and they were gone. I began to search all over the house, in the car, in the driveway. I couldn’t find them anywhere. It was very frustrating. I knew they were “there” on our property, but I didn’t know where “there” was. Two days later the Lord said, “Go out to the front lawn, you’ll find them there”. Sure enough, I found them in the grass, they were “there” all the time.

In 1 Kings 17, in the midst of a devastating famine, God had prepared a place for the prophet Elijah and supernaturally supplied him with food and water. It was a place called “there”. The word “there” means “in that place or at that location”. God has already provided a place called “there” for every one of us, with everything we would ever need and more. It’s just a matter of getting to where “there” is.

How? Obedience. 1 Kings 17:2-3 says, “And the word of the LORD came to him: ‘Depart from here and turn eastward and hide by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.” Walking in obedience always starts with not just the Word of God, but a Word from God. God always gives wisdom, that gives you a strategy, that leads to your victory.

Elijah still had a choice to follow the word of the Lord, or not. What if Elijah didn’t go “there”? He would have died in the famine with everyone else even though provision was available over “there”. Folks we need to get “there” in our thinking and in our obedience.

Faith accesses what grace has already made available, but we play a big part in our own victories. What you need today is already available, it’s close by, it already exists. Listen for a Word from God and He will show you where “there” is.

In Everyday Life, Favor, Faith, Finances, Health, Overcoming Obstacles, Patience, Persistence, Prosperity, Relationships, Victory, Your Purpose


Faith Fellowship Ministries of Southern New Jersey

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