This is a great story it places me where I am in life at this moment. So lets jump in to the story.
A widow woman went to Elisha and tells him, her husband who was a servant, and revered (adored) God had passed and now the tax collector wants to take her sons as slaves.
So Elisha asks the widow how could he help her. What did she have in her house?
*This part of the scripture makes us ask. What are we working with?, what has God already given us to help us out of our situations?
So the widow answers Elisha I don’t have nothing at all, just a little oil.
* We have a way of always looking at what we already have as nothing. If you speak well and communicate that’s something, if you’re a writer that’s something, if you make beautiful cakes then that’s what you do. Sharpen your skills and move forward. Lets see what happens.
Elisha tells the widow to go around to her neighbor and ask for empty jars not a little bit. Many he says ” don’t ask for a few.(2 kings 4:3) then go inside shut the door behind you and your sons, pour the oil into all the jars. The widow did as she was told, as she poured the oil she put the filled Jar to the side, when there were no Jars to be filled, the oil stopped flowing. The widow went to Elisha and told him what had happen he told her to now sell the oil and pay her debt and she and her sons could live of rest. (2 Kings:7)
* The widow didn’t say well Elisha where am I gonna get the oil?, she didn’t say Elisha you know how these neighbors are, no one is going to give me their empty jars. She didn’t go to her neighbors telling them what Elisha told her to do, She was obedient to Gods orders she had faith. Her husband lead a righteous household he adored God, because she went to Elisha we know that the family followed the husbands lead, he is no longer with them but they still look to God. And with what they already had God blessed their family.God shined on them and showed favor upon them in that season. This is not to say you wont have to climb over some serious rocks. You may even get some scrapes and bruises it’s the faith that you can get back up. It’s the faith that you have the oil in you to get to another level, it’s the faith that tells you God is ready to light your lamp, that you already have enough oil for the next step just go toward it.
If there is anyone out there looking for the Lord, he has been waiting for you, Confess with your mouth and your heart that Jesus died for your sins, that Jesus is the Son Of The Living God. Turn your bible to Romans 10:9 -13, get yourself in a bible based church and start your fellowship with the one who loves you.
Be Blessed everyone until next time