And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the Word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 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 it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. (1 Kings 17:1-7)
Ahab had provoked God with his idolatry and God brought a drought upon Israel. God sent a message to Ahab through Elijah then sent Elijah away from Ahab. Elijah obeyed God and God provided for all his needs during the drought. God blessed the widow and her son through Elijah because of their obedience and faith with food, water, and life. God took care of Elijah through the drought and blessed others through Elijah.
In obedience to God, Christians are to bless others around us. We are to use that which God gives unto us, not wastefully or haphazardly but being good stewards of that which God has provided, for the blessing and care of others. God uses His people, those truly born again through repentance and faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, to minister, not only in reconciliation but also in wise provision and stewardship, unto those in need. That does not mean we will enable those who will not work or support the continued practice of those habits and choices the Bible speaks against, but we serve and give through ministry, missions, and discipleship, to reach the lost, teach the nations, and preach His Word. God is glorified through our faithfulness, lost people are drawn unto Him who is the Provider of all good things, and His people are blessed and grow through our obedience unto His Word of Truth. We trust and rely upon our God, the Creator, Redeemer, and King, who calls us to give as He gave unto us, until all who will receive Him have repented of their sins and been born again and He is done with us.
Until that day, God has commanded those of us who are His saints and know Him to go out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.