What Do You Have?
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.” 2 Kings 4:2
When you pray, God can answer in two ways: 1) He can use somebody you know. Who do you know? Who knows what you don’t know? Jesus said, ‘Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom’ (Luke 6:38). Note the word ‘men’. When God blesses you, He often does it through people. So who should you be listening to and walking with? ‘He who walks with wise men will be wise’ (Proverbs 13:20). Observe the word ‘walks’. Wisdom comes when you’re moving forward, not resting on your laurels. You must be teachable, discerning, relational, and responsive. 2) He can use something you have.In 2 Kings 4 a minister’s wife was in trouble. Her husband had died, the bills were piling up and the creditors were going to take her sons to work off the debt. When she turned to the prophet Elisha for help, he asked her, ‘What do you have in your house?’ She answered, ‘Just a little pot of oil.’ He replied, ‘Find every empty pot you can and start pouring oil into them. If you do, you’ll have enough to pay off your debts and live well’ (2 Kings 4:3-7). With God you always have enough to create what you need! He can do ‘immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us’ (Ephesians 3:20). Where’s the power? Within you! Your resources are in your gifting, your tenacity, your relationships and your connection to God. So the word for you today is: What do you have?
Heavenly Father, thank you for gifting me with the things I need to do what You have prepared in advance for me to do. Help me never to doubt what you have already done! In Jesus’ Name, Amen