BY: ELAINE DAVIES
2 Kings 4:2 “I have nothing except a little oil.”
Here, we read about a newly widowed women being in great need as creditors are coming to take her sons as payment for her debt. I believe, just like the widow’s story, the oil of our own story represents more than just common olive oil that was used for cooking and baking in those days. A little oil is a picture of her faith and the power of the Holy Spirit. In these painful times of refining so we will know in the depths of our being (where most lies go to hide), that our hope is in the Living God who daily establishes His purposes for us our hope is not in people, financial provision, Our Hope Is in the living God who has our hand our heart, our dreams that are very close to his heart.
I believe God works best when we come to Him as empty vessels, so then He may pour into us. I was taken back to look at my own life and the crises and choices I made under life’s pressures and difficulties. When my faith in God was faltering, it was not anything like her story. I found myself in fear with a lack of self-confidence, and to my dismay, I lived my life in identity crisis. Self-seeking my own journey, I found myself in a room of empty places seeking other things to replace the one thing I needed most-Jesus. I am very humbled to admit this.
Like the widow in this story my needs are not met until I stepped out in faith and took action gathering all the empty vessels I could find believing they would be filled. This is about faith hope and trust; we get the blessings of seeing how our God goes about solving the problems of one of His beloved children. Jeremiah 32:17, 27 “Nothing is too hard for the Lord”.
Take time to reflect and surrender any care or concern you may have on your heart. Allow the great “I am” to come and fill those empty places.
John 7:38- Whoever believes in me, as scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. We must store in our hearts His treasured Scriptures so that at the appointed time to be pulled out and apply to our lives to encourage us when those dark and hard times take us by surprise. As we humble ourselves and seek to understand what the Lord is doing in you and through you. He will faithfully lead you and strengthen you as you go. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness O’ Lord.