“And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land” 1 Kings 17:6-7, NKJV.
The brook symbolizes a place of God’s supernatural provision, favor, and blessings. The brook is great when we’re where He wants us to be, His favor is pouring and blessings are overflowing there…until it drys up.
Some of us may be experiencing a dried-up brook. It is a hard truth when you realize your hardship isn’t due to an attack of the devil, but it’s because you’ve been somewhere too long. The Lord tells you He has something else for you, but we remained at the brook.
You could have stayed at a job, a business, be at a ministry, lived in a city, or involved in something that has dried up. You ask why isn’t it like it use to be. God’s grace to be there isn’t there any longer. Something has changed. You don’t understand, but the Lord has put something new for you on your heart.
The more you remain there, the less of God you will experience there. It’s time to move forward into God’s plan for your life. When He shifts, have the trust and courage to move with Him.
Prayer: Father, has my brook dried up? Is it time to go on to what You have next for me? Help me to see this season in my life the way You see it and show me what to do or where to go. I also ask for the faith and courage to obey You, no matter where my next brook is. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: 1 Kings 17:1-15, Ephesians 5:17