2 Kings 4:6-7 “When all the jars were full, she said to her son, ‘Bring me another one.’ But he replied, ‘There is not a jar left.’ Then the oil stopped flowing. She went and told the man of God [Elisha], and he said, ‘Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.’”
For over three years, I have worked faithfully on paying off my credit card debt, but for years prior, I literally lived in fear about finances. My upbringing and childhood created an open door for fear of lack and allowed a scarcity mindset to take root. There was no peace when it came to paying bills, buying groceries, or establishing an emergency fund.
Once I learned how to take control of my money and not let my money control me, I gained the wisdom to move toward financial peace and freedom. There were plenty of times I did not know how I would pay rent or make my car payment and yet I still paid my tithes (or offering) and trusted the Lord. God came through every single time!
Through our obedience, trust, and faithfulness, we will receive an overflow of His blessings.
2 Kings 4:6, the widow had filled all of the jars and then the oil stopped. The Amplified Version says the oil stopped multiplying. God ensured that she would have more than enough. He provides for us, and His provision is without limits. The conclusion of this passage depicts the very character of God. He is Jehovah Jireh, which is Hebrew meaning “the Lord will provide.”
My word for 2021 is “gain”. Like, the widow with the oil, we will gain when we are diligently obedient to God’s instructions, and when our hope rests in Him and not in our circumstance. When we come to our Father with requests that are within His will, He is faithful to do far more than we could think, ask, or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Are you grateful that you serve a God who can multiply your little and give immeasurably more than what you need?
Heavenly Father, you are so faithful and worthy to be praised! Even if you don’t do anything else, you have done enough. Lord, teach me to trust in you when my circumstances look less than favorable. Help me, Abba, to bring everything I have to you. I thank you that you multiply my little and I receive an overflow of your blessings. Thank you Lord for the reminder that I lack nothing (Psalm 23) because I have You. I speak overflow in every reader's life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
You can read more about this in the upcoming release of my book: Remain In Me.
Written by: Ashley K. Stovall