In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people. Isaiah 28:5
The fire alarm has just been pulled… you have 60 seconds… what will you take? 1, 2…
Take This: God always has a remnant.
Elijah says I’m the only one left that serves You Lord; God says, I have 7000 in Israel that have not bowed their knee to another (1 King 19:14-18). Philip faces a crowd of 5000 and says we don’t have enough food or even money to provide for the needs of this many people; God says bring me that boy with 5 loaves and 2 fish (John 6:9,11-12). Mary says there is no more wine for the wedding feast; Jesus says you got water, bring me those 6 stone jars (John 2:3,7-9).
So to whom can you relate?
Elijah: “I’m the only one left in my workplace/team/class Lord!”
Philip: “I don’t have enough provision/energy/courage/strength/talent for this many/for this job/for this calling!”
Mary: “I’ve already used what You gave me, I have nothing left things can’t possibly end well!”
Just like Elijah wasn’t alone, the 5000 ate and had left overs and the wine Jesus brought was premium, He is able to use the remnant in your life to do a mighty work too. It’s not about what has been lost, what you don’t have or even if you stand alone; God is always with you and He always has a remnant. Ask Him to show you the remnant in your life and then trust Him to use it in a way you never could have imagined to bring Him glory.
Independent Read: Ephesians 3:20-21
59, 60. Go!