1 Kings 16:29-17:6
After the death of King Omri, his son, Ahab became King of Israel. One would hope that Israel would finally get a godly king, but that was not the case. 1 Kings tells us that Ahab was worse than all the kings before him. Imagine that! After all the sin and craziness, Ahab was the worst!! He married a woman named Jezebel, who was the daughter of the King of the Sidonians. And they worshipped Baal instead of God.
So what did God do? Did he just give up on His people and move on? I have to admit, I probably would have! But God sent a prophet, Elijah, to speak to His people and try to draw them back. His first act was to go tell King Ahab that God said it would not rain until Elijah informed them it would. (Elijah was not the one who would decide when it would rain again, he would be the messenger.)
Then Elijah left the king and went to a stream called Cherith that flowed into the Jordan. God gave Elijah water from the stream and God sent ravens with meat and bread every morning and every evening.
God provides what His people need. His children in Israel had not had a godly leader in a long time, so He sent them Elijah to remind them about God. He sent a drought to remind them of His power. But He also provided food and water for His servant while the others suffered. God loves us and makes sure we have what we truly need; not necessarily all we want, but what we need.
List all the things that you need that God has provided for your family. Then list things that you have that are just wants. Do you have more than you need? Most of us do. Take time to thank God for all you have, both needs and wants.