It was early one morning when I had to deliver something to a friend of mine who worked just out of town. On the drive, I passed a Hardee’s. Suddenly, I felt impressed of the Lord to stop by Hardee’s and take her a biscuit. I didn’t know why, I simply obeyed. As I obeyed, God spoke these words to me, “You were her raven.”
Later that night she sent me a text. It said, “thank you for bringing me a biscuit today. I did not get to eat until 7pm tonight, I would have been starving if it had not been for that biscuit.”
Frankly, since I took her the biscuit, I hadn’t thought about it again, but now it made perfect sense for God to say, “You were her raven.”
I Kings 17:4 says, “And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”
In the Bible, ravens represent supernatural provision. As I thought about what the Lord had said to me, I thought about the different times he has led me to be the raven that brought provision. That day it was food. However, there have been times that God has had me meet a need, one I wasn’t aware of, financially. That too was supernatural provision.
It is still supernatural provision even though it doesn’t come in the form of angels or a vision. It can be something simple like taking someone food. How can that be, you may ask? Because you have no way of knowing the need, apart from God supernaturally revealing it to you.
Recently, a friend asked me to pray about a financial situation. As I prayed God told me to send her the money and meet the need. I did, she was blessed, and I was blessed. I was the raven that day.
Yet, there have been times that I have had a need and God sent someone to supernaturally meet that need. I don’t mean He brought money out of the mouth of a fish, but He did speak to their spirit, and they listened and obeyed and met the need. That too, is supernatural provision.
I am saying all this to say; some days we are the raven and some days we are the receiver of the blessing.
Some days God will meet your need by someone else without you ever mentioning it to them. And some days God will give you a need to meet that you have no idea even exists. The important thing is to be open and alert to the voice of the Lord. That way you will know when He wants to use you as the raven to meet the need, whether it is food or some other type of provision.
I went through a season many years ago, it was a hard, hard season. At that time, I did not have money to even buy groceries. I would eat buttered egg noodles for weeks at a time. When I felt I couldn’t take it another day, God always had this one person call me and they would say, “I am alone tonight and I don’t want to eat alone, do you want to come eat with me?” They were my raven, and I knew it. However, they didn’t know it at all, and I never said a word to them. It was years later when they heard me give a testimony at a church I was speaking at that they finally understood what they were doing – they were my raven.
Today, ask God if He needs you to be the raven for someone. Ask Him if there is a need you can meet or a seed you can sow. I can tell you from experience, God works supernaturally in the most natural ways…I saw it that day with a simple unction to take a friend breakfast.
God said, “I was her raven.” I was so blessed to hear those words; it truly is more blessed to give than to receive…who can you be a raven for this day…ask God and let Him lead you…you will be blessed beyond words.
Appoint My Days
I am more than a conqueror in Christ. Overwhelming victory is mine today. Fear cannot hold me back. Depression has no place in my life. Lack cannot come near me. My thoughts line up with Gods Word. My mouth confesses His greatness and His love for me. The enemy cannot hold me back, defeat me or discourage me for victory is mine in Christ.