Theme: Behold

Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7

 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”


It does not cost much to fulfil any promise He has made unto you if He could give His Son to us after He promised that for years. Even if we remain faithless, God is still faithful.

Another reason why we cannot behold the promise the God is because we are focusing on the “but”. The widow, who was one of the prophets came to Elisha for help. Upon arriving and making her mission known, Elisha asked her what she had at home. She informed Elisha that she had nothing but a jar of oil. Elisha then asked her to go borrow vessels from her neighbours, gather her children and pour the oil in the vessels with the doors and windows closed. It is interesting when I observed that as long as her focus was on the vessel, the oil never ceased. But as soon as the vessels finished, she then took her attention to the oil, and it ceased.

Some of us have kept our attention to what we have. Our minds are focused on that one thing we have at our disposal. Because we are focusing on the jar of oil, we tend to doubt the possibility of that little oil to fill all the vessels or possibly refuse to acknowledge the fact that there is going to be vessels of oil instead of a jar of oil. Allow God to make use of the “but” you have as you focus on the new thing He is doing.

StandOut Ministry International.

Published by Kwaku P. Adjei

A writer whose aim is to raise leaders by touching their spirits with the truth to transform their souls.

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