II Kings 4:1(NKJV) A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.”2 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”3 Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. 4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he Honored the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil.” Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
The story goes on to tell us that the oil continued flowing until she ran out of jars with which to fill it. And she was able to keep her sons out of slavery. All this woman could focus on was what she didn’t have. Elisha, on the other hand, was interested in her lack. And it was her lack that became the vessel for a miracle.
People often excuse themselves from the miraculous because they don’t have a lot to work with or offer God to work with. Maybe it’s their skills, or lack of resources, even little experience. Whatever the reason, what they don’t realize is that in itself makes them a candidate for the power of God to flow through their lives. God has a history of using what little someone has to do great things only the Lord can do.
God used a shepherd’s staff to part the Red Sea (Exodus 14). God used five loaves and two fish to feed thousands (John 6). God even used an Donkey to talk to someone and save their life (Numbers 22).
One of the greatest strategies of the enemy is to get you to focus on what you don’t have, what you used to have, or what someone else has that you wish you had instead of looking in your house and asking the question, “God, what can you do through what I have?” Here’s the profound truth you need to begin embracing today: All God needs to work miracles in your life is all you have. A God who created something out of nothing can also create something great out of little.
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