My Daily Devotional

God’s Plan For You

“Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.”
1st Kings 17:3-4

God had just told Elijah that there would be a drought for several years in the land, and to go to a place where he would not have to contend with it. How easily Elijah could have said, “Lord, I really don’t want to be in this place and depend on the ravens to feed me, I would rather stay where I am with my family.” But Elijah trusted God and went where God told him to go. God was preparing Elijah for the future, as not long after this Elijah was standing on Mount Carmel with 450 false prophets, and God was ministering to the people through Elijah and showed all of the false prophets to be followers of Baal, the devil, and they were all killed. God intervened through Elijah, and the people began to follow God. Sometimes we don’t like where God has put us, as it is not in the plans we have for our lives, but God has bigger plans for each of us and places us where He wants us to be at the right times. Maybe this is how you feel today as you are not where you want to be, but you need to consider that God has you where you are because you can be more effective there. Maybe He wants you to take advantage of the opportunities in front of you, and be faithful in the little things at this time, as He may have plans for bigger things later on. If God has placed you out in a ravine like Elijah, just hang in there. Be faithful, do what God is calling you to do; wait on Him and in His timing He will do something wonderful for you. Remember that you are where you are today, not because of your decisions but because of God’s.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Four
January 4


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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