Commanded Provision

by Scott Hogle on June 16, 2024

For thus says the LORD God of Israel, ‘The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.’” So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke through Elijah.
1 Kings 17:14-16

Leaders look through the lens of what God has, not what they

have. In the days of Elijah the prophet, there was a famine in the land. Elijah was sent on assignment to a widow at Zarephath whom God had already spoken to on Elijah’s behalf to provide for his needs. Whom has God spoken to you to provide for? As you provide in obedience, provision is made for you.

Leaders have an abundance mindset. Unless you are in a growth industry that has incredible momentum, you may be surrounded by a scarcity mindset in the workplace. The famines that exist today may not be food, but may instead include encouragement, recognition, a kind word, or critical resources that can fuel or inhibit success. Learn to lean on God by adopting His mindset of abundance. Provision is a two-way street—while you provide what one person needs, God finds someone to provide your needs, according to Ephesians 6:8.


Time: God will help me prioritize vs. I don’t have enough time.

Hiring: God will help me find the right people vs. There aren’t any good people available.

Money: God will show me how to multiply wealth vs. There is not enough money.

Training:  God will help me equip my staff vs. Why aren’t my people any good?

Capital: God will show me where to look for investors vs. Investors aren’t interested in our business.


  1. In what ways do you need to trust God to provide for you?
  2. Is there an area of scarcity you need to renew your mind in?
  3. What do you have abundance in (kind words/encouragement) that you can provide to people?

As you provide in obedience, provision is made for you.


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