What Do You Have?
Read 2 Kings 3:1 through 5:27; Luke 21:25 through 22:13
Most people in need focus on what they don’t have instead of what they do have. When the widow went to Elisha for help, he redirected her thinking to what she did 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 small jar of olive oil” (2 Kings 4:2).
How amazing that God would take the little oil the widow had and use it to save her boys from slavery and meet her other needs as well.
Many times people overlook their gifts and resources. They think what they have is insignificant. However, God is willing to bless and use things others ignore.
The widow didn’t argue with Elisha. She didn’t say, “Why do you want me to borrow jars?” or “I’m too shy to go door-to-door and sell oil.” She obeyed, and God met her need.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, show me the hidden resources in my life that You want to use to meet my needs and those of others.
Quicklook: 2 Kings 4:1–7
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