This is an amazing story tucked away in 2 Kings to which all of us can relate. This woman has approached God’s messenger with a dilemma. Her husband was a mighty man of God and has now passed away. She and her two sons have drained all of their resources, and can no longer pay their debts. Her creditors are coming to take the only thing she has remaining, her two sons who will be taken as slaves. She is desperate and looking for an answer from the Lord’s representative. Believing she is destitute, she must reassess what it is that she is overlooking. He asks her to consider what she already owns which is a little bit of oil. He instructs her to use that resource and fill up some empty jars borrowed from neighbors. A beautiful thing happened as she was pouring the little bit of oil into the empty jars, she kept pouring…and pouring…and filling…and pushing jars aside. When all the jars were full she had enough to pay off her debts and live on the remaining. The success of her provision was recognizing what she already had, surrendering it in faith and allowing God to multiply the resource.
In this powerful little story that none of us heard in our Sunday School classes I am sure, we are given the Christian principle of focused faith. Through our focus on God He will bring despair to deliverance…spiritual blindness to sight…a little bit of something to more than we need.
Tell me, what do you have in your house?