“Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon… I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 12. And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth…”
(1 Kings 17: 9, 12)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
When the woman of Zarephath met Elijah, she spoke about the Lord. That woman lived in Zidon- an ungodly territory. People in her locale didn’t know God, but she knew God. Her knowledge of God was higher than that of people around her, and soon, she met God’s representative – Elijah. Her higher knowledge of God seemed to give her a platform that was higher than her locale.
Friend, a higher knowledge of God will place you higher than your environment.
The more you know God, the more He connects you to people and places that are higher than your environment. The more you get close to God, the more He brings the supernatural life closer to you. The more you dig into God’s word, the more the word comes alive in you and takes you above your environment.
Knowing God more will cause heaven to bring you divinely orchestrated realities that your environment cannot explain. Knowing God more will cause the resources of heaven to be released to you; knowing God more will make you a candidate of divine intervention; knowing God more will usher in a new phase where your life will experience more and more of the power of God.
It may seem coincidental that God sent Elijah to a woman whose knowledge of God was high. A higher knowledge of God makes it easy for God to connect you to your next level; a higher knowledge of God makes it easy for God to send you higher men and higher opportunities. A higher knowledge of God is the highway to a higher life.
Don’t be content with an abysmal knowledge of God; seek to know Him more, and He will be more manifest in your life.
Pray With Me: Lord, I seek to know You more; reveal Yourself to me, in Jesus’ name!