Daily Devotional

2 Kings 4:2 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”

Elisha’s response to the wife of the prophet that died, when she cried out for help, was to have her do an inventory of what she had in her house. He asked her the question, what doest thou have in thine house? The woman said in response that I do not have anything in the house but a jar of oil.  What she was communicating, was that her situation was so dire, that her little is tantamount to having nothing.

Look at the difference in perspective. She saw what she had as too little, God saw the same thing and saw it is enough. Know today that whatever your little is, it is enough for God to do great things with. Simply follow his instructions. Through the prophet Elisha, God gave her two instructions; the first was to borrow some vessels. That instruction serves as a reminder to us that we ought to  leverage the strengths of others. Do not try to do it all on your own. The second instruction was to pour oil until all the vessels were full. Don’t sit around waiting for things to change, use whatever little you have, with God’s direction, to create the change you want to see. 

Life Application: Do an inventory of skills, talents, people and resources you have at your disposal, they are what God has given you to take you to your next level. 

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me not to downplay what I have to offer. I pray that you use me as a vessel of honour. I commit everything I have to you right now. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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