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September 4, 2013

Lows and Highs

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Written by: Tony McCollum
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After God told Elijah to publicly call for a drought, He commanded him to “hide” himself in the Cherith ravine.  Cherith (of Kerith) means cut or gorge.  God basically told him to go and hide in a deep valley.

This must have seemed like some sort of punishment for a man of action like Elijah but it was there that he learned to trust God in greater ways.

As the land around him slowly withered due to the lack of rain and dew, Elijah witnessed miraculous provision from the Lord in the form of ravens regularly bringing him meat and bread.  And, in the process, God was preparing Elijah for his next big assignment.

God called Elijah to a hard and isolated place so that He could later use in a high and public place.  Never resent it when God sends you into a valley.  It’s not punishment; it’s preparation.


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About the Author

Tony McCollum
I'm the senior pastor of Fusion Church. I've been in the ministry for over 20 years. I'm also the founder of many sites such as PastorMojo.com, PastorGear.com. and Creativ.co. Most importantly, I like ice cream.




 
 

 

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