Pour Out


“Pour Out” by Kirk Hunt

So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out. And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

2 Kings 4: 5-6 KJV

I’d like to think there were dozens of different oil pots, jars and vessels everywhere. In my mind’s eye, I see the exaggerated caution of the boys, afraid to move without breaking a borrowed item. With a prayer, or a sigh, the widow started pouring oil.

As each jar, pot or vessel filled up, the sense of excitement grew. Oil continued to fill each vessel in turn. From little comes much. The empty is filled, through a miracle of God’s provision.

“I should have asked old Sarah for hers.” “I could have worked a deal with the potter for more of his.” The prepared capacity is filled. The miracle comes to an end.

God has a miracle of provision for you. Perhaps it’s a need you think could never be filled. Maybe you have a vision, but lack the resources to begin, yet alone finish.

Pour out what you have. Your faith, to use what you have, will draw Him close. Your obedience to Him, will be rewarded. His faithfulness will provide more than you have dreamed.

Think: God always provides. Pour out what you have.

Pray: “Lord, in obedience and faith, I will pour out what I have.”

Copyright © September 2009, Kirk Hunt