2 Kings 4—a widow is in financial trouble and risks losing her sons to slavery if she can’t pay. Elisha asks, “What do you have?”
“Nothing but a flask of olive oil,” she replies.
God performs a miracle. The widow gathers as many jars as she can, and God fills them with this single flask so that she is able to sell the oil to pay off her debt. (There is even enough money left over for her and her family to live off of.)
I serve on a team that feeds 20 people at church. There have been weeks when I shopped for my family and the 20 other adults I’m feeding at that time, and I’ve come in below my average household budget (even when I expected I’d be well above it).
My husband and I have talked about it, whether it’s money, time or resources—God provides in ways that leave us scratching our heads in wonder.
He is able to do a lot with a little.
Whenever I’m tempted to think: I don’t have the time. I don’t have the skill. I don’t have the energy.
I hope to remember: if he brings me to it, he’ll bring me through it. (Ack, cliche.)
Sometimes overflowing, and sometimes just enough.
Lord, I face today fueled by You. With a schedule that left me feeling I didn’t have time or energy, You came through when I put my faith in You (and not myself). I feel joy, and not for circumstance, but because of how amazing You are. Thank you!
One response to “2 Kings 4; 1 Timothy 1; Daniel 8; Psalm 116”
I can’t be reminded too many times of the way God provides so richly. Too often I take on the mindset that our God is miserly and doles out provisions with measuring spoons!