Have you ever had a ‘wow’ moment? You know, something happens that’s totally unexpected that just blows your mind. Well, I feel like that is what God’s getting ready to do. He wants to wow us. If you’re at your lowest point, scraping the bottom of the barrel, needing a breakthrough miracle like never before in your life, you’re right at the place where God can wow you.
You see, if you were able to do it, you wouldn’t need the intervention of God so that’s why I say, He has you where He needs you to be, so that there’s no way on earth anyone will get glory but Him. Are you ready for some encouragement this morning?
II Kings 4 tells a story of a widow who was deep in debt and about to lose her boys. The prophet showed up and asked her, “What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?” “Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,” she replied. So he instructs her to gather as many empty vessels as she can get, borrow from neighbors (who she probably owed already), shut yourself up in the house and begin to pour from your flask of oil until they’re all filled. So she did.
Verse 6 says, Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased. She obeyed and got paid. Not only was there enough to sustain them, she had enough to pay off all her debts.
What would have happened had she over thought the command? Reasoned out the impossibility of THAT ever happening. How many of us, because we just can’t ‘see’ how that could ever happen, have talked ourselves out of our greatest miracle? Listen, I firmly believe that if we would simply spend time in Gods presence, listen and obey even when it makes no sense, not only would we see breakthrough for us, but we’d position ourselves to be part of breakthrough for others. I have no problem looking foolish, acting foolish or being foolish if it will bring glory to His Kingdom. I’m ready for a wow day!
Father, in my lack and insufficiency, I bring my vessel to You. I ask that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I may be positioned to be a deliverer for someone else. More of You, less of me. May the signs, wonders and miracles be seen through my life, my hands. May I carry out the great commission today and be more focused on You than me. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.