Never Get Attached To The Channels

1 Kings 17:6-9 NIV
[6] The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. [7] Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. [8] Then the word of the Lord came to him: [9] “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.”

It seems to me like Elijah was not attached to the brook and the bird. He was not attached to those channels God used to provide His needs.

He had his own private river, and a bird that brought him food twice a day—what favorable circumstances!  

Yet he was not attached to those things.

Or maybe he was!

Could it be that he probably got too attached to them? Could that be why the brook dried up and the bird stopped coming?

In any case, the reason many don’t see prosperity when it comes, the reason many remain stagnant, is because of unhealthy attachments: They get attached to the channels. They get attached to present favorable circumstances. They get attached to what is working.

And when the God switches channels, when the favorable circumstances dry up, when what used to work stops working, they become desperate; they cling on in panic and begin to pray unnecessary prayers.

But, when you are attached to the Living Word, you never get stranded. You never panic. Because as soon as one door closes, the Word points you to a new door.

Maybe Elijah was never attached to the brook and the bird. Maybe his attachment was always to the word. Or it could be that God had to break his attachment to the bird and the brook.

Whatever the case, at the end of the day, Elijah was attached and tuned to the Living Word of God.

That was why He never missed his prosperity. He didn’t participate in the famine like his countrymen. He never lacked.

The moment one door closed, the moment the brook dried up and the bird stopped coming, God opened a new door. God’s Word pointed him in a new direction of divine supplies!

1 Kings 17:8-9 NIV
[8] Then the word of the Lord came to him: [9] “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.”


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