We are called to believe and trust by faith the Lord will provide, strengthen and preserve our lives. My question, how many individuals go into dealing with their faith, holding in their heart and minds, a shopping list of expectations of how the Lord is going to do what he promised.
“Hey,” to the point, that would not be abiding in faith, and surely will fly like a lead balloon,(thud). So drop the list and in the same spirit of Elijah:1 Kings 17:4-6,13 KJV
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.  So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord : for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.  And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. Except what our Lord may provide within his will not according to our list of expectations. The example is to use our faith as Elijah did accept without question what Yeshua may provide and what and who he may use to deliver His promise.
We must do what we can in works of piety and charity; and whatever state we are placed in, cheerfully perform our duty to God, which will be the surest way to ease and liberty. As the ordinances of God are the appointed means of support to our souls, the believer will not grudge the expense; yet most people leave their souls to starve.
The Lord, who is the believer’s light, is the strength of his life; not only by whom, but in whom he lives and moves. In God let us strengthen ourselves. The gracious presence of God, his power, his promise, his readiness to hear prayer, the witness of his Spirit in the hearts of his people; these are the secret of his tabernacle, and in these the saints find cause for that holy security and peace of mind in which they dwell at ease.
Believer, does your soul say, Oh that he were mine! and oh that I were his; that I could please him and live to him! Then do not toss your soul and perplex your thoughts in fruitless, [endless doubting’s], but as you are convinced of ungodliness, believe on Him who justifies the ungodly.
CLOSING COMMENT by Robert
Our times have become deeply concerning and dangerous to those who are not confoming to the tyranny running the countries we as believers live in. Slowly the freedom of living is being taken away if you refuse to commit suicide.
The call to live in faith by faith and with faith went out months ago and many are walking under the belief, they are, but in what they perceive as living in, by, and with faith. One thing which is pointed out in the opening paragraph it is with a shopping list of expectations for the Lord.
Our times of being able to sustain yourselves and exercise your freedoms of worship and just everyday life are slowly disappearing over the horizon. Many I believe are wondering how this is going to play out because their level of faith is set on the worldly pleasures currently being maintained believing the Lord will maintain that life form. https://rumble.com/ve59f5-stand-with-pastor-coates-mcc-briefing-2232021.html
That is not going to be a part of the future lives for believers there will be changes in our lives and like those who wandered in the desert or like Elijah the Lord will provide protection, empowerment, and endurance according to his will not our wish list.
The sustenance shelter and health will come according to scripture to those abiding in his righteousness and living their lives according to the will of God. Our Lord even when the stream dried up made a place for Elijah even when the multitude murmured about the Manna from heaven God provided.
Each day of calm right now is a day to practice deepening your faith recognizing what is before you is as a result of the Lord and should be appreciated and most of all respected as such. These carnal items will possibly in the future not be available to believers and learning to be without them or dependent on them is the order of the day.
Believer’s come to the reality living in your faith may mean what is your abode today may not be tomorrow as the trend is to remove all assets and debts. Knowing that our Lord has begun his condemnation upon the evil within the worldly churches.
Please, remember I am just a messenger doing Yeshua’s bidding.
I do have a question in my final remarks. “Many will save and invest to secure a retired life which lasts a limited time.” Why do we not as unique creations, bring to the table the same fervor demonstrated in saving and preparing for retirement when it comes to getting to know Yeshua?
But lose that fervor when it comes to investing in our spiritual well being which is going to last for an Eternity. The thought which comes to mind and I hear it a lot “I was just too busy in living life.” Just some food for thought. Remember your light comes from Yeshua. God’s blessings and Love.