When do you see God at work?

When do you see God at work?


1 Kings 17:24 (ESV): 24 And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”


1 Kings 17 begins with the prophet Elijah announcing a coming famine to wicked King Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel.

Elijah went into hiding at the brook Cherith, but eventually had to leave when the brook dried up. He then stayed with a widow and her son. Elijah told her that God said that if she gave him a little cake of food first, instead of eating what she had left and then planning to die, she would always have enough to eat.

A lesser known part of that story is that her son later became ill, to the point that he had no breath in him. The widow despaired, but Elijah prayed on her behalf. It was then that she said the words highlighted above.


One might think the daily provision of food by God should be plenty of proof that Elijah was a man of God. But such daily provision might be explained away otherwise. Such a miraculous deliverance from death, however, could not be explained otherwise.

How readily do we recognize God at work in our lives?


Heavenly Father, help me to recognize you at work in life quickly and trust you implicitly. Amen.

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