“Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.” I Kings 17:2 - 4
I sometimes feel like Elijah must have felt at the Brook Cherith. He was totally dependent on God for his daily food. No storeroom, no stash to last him even a few days ahead --daily dependency on God. And for the children of Israel in the desert the same story -- manna was there every morning without fail -- but only enough for that day. When they tried to store it for the next day, it went bad.
God likes us to be dependent on him daily, but it is a hard lesson and not one that comes easily to us. We like to know that we have plenty stored up in case of a rainy day. It is comforting to know that we are not totally reliant on others. I feel that God has brought me to a place of daily dependence on Him and on His grace.
--Andrea Minichiello Williams (Director of Britain’s “Christian Concern for our Nation”)