Faith is not just about claiming a promise, it's about doing what has to be done to receive the promise. The bible tells us that we should follow those who through faith have received the promise. Heb 10:36 also mentions that we can only receive the promise after we have done the will of God. The ultimate of faith is to receive the promises of God, but to reach that ultimatum, the will of God has to be in place. It's more like saying the ultimate of a house is to provide shelter, but before shelter can be provided the house must be built. We're not supposed to struggle to receive God's promises just as a building does not struggle to provide shelter.
The widow of Zarephat planned to prepare the last meal she had, so that she and her child can eat and die. I'm sure she had prayed and perhaps fasted for the promises of God to come to her home, and that's probably why God sent Elijah to her. But here was Elijah, instead of giving her the promise, he gave her the commandment. Though it was difficult for her to obey, but she did – and eventually received the promise. I believe that this is how God attends to our prayers; He gives a commandment.
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; THE PROMISE WILL ALWAYS COME AFTER YOU HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD. THEREFORE, AFTER YOU MUST HAVE PRAYED, LOOK FOR THE COMMANDMENT TO OBEY. Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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