IN THE WILDERNESSDecember 12, 2021
God With Us – In The Wilderness
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel, which means, ‘” Matthew 1:23 NLT
• YOUR DEEPEST NEED BECOMES A WHEN IT DRIVES YOU TO ON GOD.
. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey . He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 1 Kings 19:3-4
… All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
1 Kings 19:5-6
The angel of the Lord came back a and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. , he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There he and spent the night. And the word of the Lord : “, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:7-9
He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 1 Kings 19:10
The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the . After the wind there was an earthquake, but the . After the earthquake came a fire, but the . And after the fire came a .
1 Kings 19:11-12
The Lord is and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. Psalm 139:7-10
Small Group Discussion Guide
• How did God communicate to Elijah in 1 Kings 19:3-12? How about you? How can you adjust your life to hear from Him?
• Pastor David said, “Your deepest need becomes a gift when it drives you to depend on God.” Have you experienced this gift? Can you share your story?
• Practice waiting on God this week. Each day, ask Him to turn your needs into the gift of depending on Him.