We're headed to our Cherith, or Elijah's brook. Other's have preached sermons on this time in the prophet Elijah's life more eloquently than I will ever be able to summarize. But I will try to here to put down some of our journey and how it began.
It was last Sunday my husband and I were in a new church who's pastor preached on this subject. We entered the building physically. But our hearts and minds were fully occupied with our personal life and the many questions and doubts caused by my husband's unemployment. So many hard discussions we'd had about options. But which option to take? None of them without out the twists and turns that make it impossible to see which is best.
It was a divine appointment last Sunday. I don't think I've ever heard about Cherith before. It's a place to which God brought Elijah for three years to sit by the brook. It was a maturing time during which God asked Elijah to set aside his current life to allow God to prepare him for future events and ministry.
It was encouraging to hear the pastor's words. We have been praying that God would intervene in our decisions if they should be in conflict with His will. We have prayed for direction and feel that we have received it. For now God's provision our family is North.
"We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not broken. We are perplexed because we don't know why things happen as they do, but we don't give up and quit. (2 Cor. 4:8).
"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
Here's a more complete sermon on Elijah's time by the brook Cherith.