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“Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
Then the word of the Lord came to him: “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.”
I Kings 17:7-9
                                                                                                     

“Alright”, you say, “I’ll concede that God is not greedy and when it appears so it requires that I not only dig deeper to understand why He is seeking more from my life but I also must look for opportunities to sow into the Kingdom of God.”
The widow in the story sowed into the purposes of God by obediently
fulfilling the request of the prophet Elijah.
She made him a small cake of bread from what was supposed to be her very last measure of grain.
But we can also discover that Elijah’s actions are a lesson plan for us in how to find those opportunities to sow.
Because of the famine in the land, Elijah no longer had provision at the brook. He had to go to Zarephath.
It was there in Zarephath that Gods’ provision would continue.  
Elijah had to step out when God told him too.  
   Could God have supernaturally kept the prophet provisioned at the brook?
Of course He could.
But we are often directed by God out of those seasons and places in our life where we have become ‘comfortable’ with yesterdays’ provision.
When yesterday’s supernatural and miraculous provision becomes today’s entitlement it should come as no surprise that God requires us to once again step out in faith.
 In your life, do you want to discover opportunities to sow into the purposes of God?
Then learn to step out when God tells you too.
 It will mean you have to move on from what has become a comfortable and familiar place.
 There may be times in your walk with God that He brings provision to you as you rest by the brook (so to speak); but in all our lives those seasons end at it is time to step out when God says so.
As you do this you will discover new opportunities to sow.
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