From every indication, the effects of the drought were being felt by this family (the widow and her son). When Elijah asked her to make bread for him. She clearly stated that she had just a little oil and flour.
1 Kings 17:12 (NKJV)
So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
Now, because Elijah was confident that this season was being directed by God’s word, Elijah could boldly deliver a word of encouragement to the widow.
This was God’s word through Elijah to the widow;
1 Kings 17:14 (NKJV)
For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”
1 Kings 17:16 (NKJV)
The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.
When you permit God’s word to determine the seasons of your life, always remember that your obedience will benefit many as well. God is faithful enough to back His word. Amen!
Choose to avail yourself so that God can use you as a channel to reach out words of encouragements to His children here on earth. Amen!