Practical Messages for Impractical Times
Our lives are richly blessed when we study the Word of God. The Bible is the only book that contains writings that are diverse and spiritually uplifting. It is God’s blueprint for our daily lives. In Genesis, we are given a vivid description of Creation which reveals the love of our heavenly Father. The last book-Revelation expounds on last day prophecies; causing the reader to possess the knowledge that one day evil will be eradicated.
One of the most beautiful stories told is how God provided for the prophet Elijah, and the Phonecian widow and her son. Famine and drought were present in their land, causing severe limitations of food and water. Elijah was also hiding from King Ahab who was determined to find Elijah and take his life. As the story unfolds, God provided for His servant and the widow (1 Kings 17).
When the vicissitudes of life begin to overwhelm us, we must reinforce our knowledge of God, by studying His Word. God always provides! He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. God is faithful. His promises will always come into fruition.
Dear God, please give us the desire to search the scriptures which tell of your great love and power. You have provided the blueprint for our lives. Thank you for your loving-kindness. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz