One Little Thing

by | Jun 26, 2024 | Spirit | 0 comments


Written by Mary Kane

June 26, 2024

Elijah was in hiding from wicked King Ahab. This mighty prophet of old delivered the bad news to the king, there would be no rain or dew in Israel for a few years. Then God sent Elijah off to the Brook of Cherith where He used ravens to supply Elijah with food for the duration. Eventually the brook dried up and God implemented the next part of His provision plan for Elijah; a widow who had to do one little thing.

The LORD’s word came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you.”
10 So he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and said, “Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink.”
11 As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”
12 She said, “As the LORD your God lives, I don’t have anything baked, but only a handful of meal in a jar and a little oil in a jar. Behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go and do as you have said; but make me a little cake from it first, and bring it out to me, and afterward make some for you and for your son. 14 For the LORD, the God of Israel, says, ‘The jar of meal will not run out, and the jar of oil will not fail, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the earth.’ ”
15 She went and did according to the saying of Elijah; and she, he, and her household ate many days. 16 The jar of meal didn’t run out and the jar of oil didn’t fail, according to the LORD’s word, which he spoke by Elijah.

God commanded one little thing.

It seems to me the widow is unaware that she has been commanded by God to supply Elijah with food. She probably would have laughed if the though had occurred to her. The poor woman could not even provide for herself and her son. How could she possibly provide for herself, and her son plus one? But that’s how God often works he picks the least likely, the least talented, just the plain least and shows up big, and He gets all the glory.

She only had little things.

Notice the widows words. She only had a handful of flour, a little oil and two sticks– just two. Hard working single mothers always know how to stretch a meal, but this? This would need some divine intervention.

The widow did one little thing.

She made one little change to her plan for that day. She took her little faith, two little sticks, and made a little fire. Then the widow mixed her bit of flour, and instead of dying, she made a morsel of bread for the man of God. This one little change produced huge results, food for her family for the remainder of the drought.

Our one little thing.

We also have been appointed to things we have no knowledge of. We take our one little thing, our one little gift, our one little act of faith, and God feeds our body, soul and spirit (and others) for many many days.

To learn more on the subject of little things please use the resources below:


Blog posts:

The Little Things

The Parable of the Soap Dish

Joyce Meyer: Little by Little


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By Mary Kane




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