A Morsel of Bread in Thine Hand
He called to her, and said, “Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.” 1 Kings 17:11
The widow woman objected to Elijah’s request, her resources were almost gone. Her plans were to make a cake for her and her son and then die. We are familiar with this story - How
God took her meager amount and multiplied it to supply the needs of her, her son, and Elijah.
Our lives are like the widow woman, God asks us to give Him what is in our hand.
For many years my desire for children made me so consumed with that desire that I could not see what was in my hand.
It is so easy to get sidetracked by the enemy into thinking God has not blessed me like someone else. What if the widow had told Elijah to go somewhere else, perhaps to someone with more food, a bigger, nicer house; you name it. The enemy tries to convince us that what God has placed in our hands is not as valuable as what someone else has in their hand.
God wants what is in our hand, whatever He has given us. It may be something only for this season of life. Maybe what you have in your hand is to be an encourager through a note or a phone call. Perhaps it is a meal to someone going through a difficult time. Your morsel of bread may be the care of your children, or an elderly parent. God makes no mistakes, His way is always perfect. Looking back I am so grateful for the way He worked in my life, those long fifteen years. He was in the process of preparing me for what He has for me right now.
Whenever we are out in the public, repeatedly the phrase is said, “You have your hands full.”
Yes, my hands are full. God has blessed us with three children! We have a four year old and four month old twins. Full hands indeed, God’s timing is perfect. He knows how and when to take the morsel of bread from your hand and give you the desire of your heart...full hands!
Trust him with whatever small tedious thing He has given you for today. Watch and see what he can do with it for eternity if you only trust Him.