Little Becomes Much – Part I
II Kings 4:1 – 7
“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.”’”
The Little I Have Is Yours
Have you ever found yourself in need and no clear path for getting your needs met? Have you ever read a story of someone else’s life and the difficulties they went through, only for them to come out better than they could have ever imagined? And, after you’ve read the story, thought to yourself, “That could never happen to me. I don’t have what it takes.”
Well, I’m here to tell you that if you have Jesus Christ as your Savior, you do have what it takes and much more.
“Little becomes much when you place it in the Master’s hand”* are words from a song that was written many years ago and the story in II Kings 4 is an illustration of the great and miraculous things God can do when we entrust everything we have to him.
The widow in this story was on the verge of losing her sons to slavery because she couldn’t pay a debtor. She went to the man of God who asked her two questions; “how can I help you?” and “what do you have in your house?” She responded like many of us would, the negative first. “I have nothing…”
When we have Christ, we have everything we need to deal with any situation that may confront us. We are never in the position of having nothing, we always have everything.
Help me Lord to lean on you and not on my own understanding. God help me to understand the great power you placed in me at the time I accepted Christ as my Savior. This power that allows me to be self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency that abides in me. Lord, renew my mind so that I understand that there is nothing too difficult for you to perform through me if I yield everything I have to you. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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