“What Is In The House?” by Kirk Hunt
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
2 Kings 4:1-2 KJV
Allow me to call this widow, unnamed in Scripture, “Beulah.” She came seeking miracle provision. She took proactive steps to resolve the debt that threatened her family.
Beulah didn’t expect Elisha to mystically learn of her situation. She didn’t expect God to send both revelation and resources from out of the blue. Violating the custom and mores of her time, she approached the prophet of God directly.
Despite her debts, she hadn’t come empty handed. God is a provider. He also sometimes multiplies His previous provision.
Elisha’s questions pointed past the obvious need to the miraculous solution. A solution that started in something Beulah already owned. Commonplace and mundane, a pot of oil would become a miracle of provision and supply.
No matter what you think you lack, God has already provided. Be open to to what God wants to do with what you already have. God provides; past, present and future.
Think: There is already provision and supply in your house.
Pray: “Lord, open my eyes to Your provision.”
Copyright © August 2009, Kirk Hunt