Friday, June 22, 2007

Today's reading & prayer request

I am using Stormie's The Power Of A Praying Woman Bible this year. It is great--like having all her books rolled into 1 and then having them sprinkled throughout the Bible! Today's "Going Deeper" section on 2 Kings 4:1-7 spoke to me in regards to my waiting and so I thought that it might minister to you, too.

"Elisha said, 'Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, as as each is filled, put it to one side;".
The widow didn't know what God would do with these empty jars; she only knew He asked her to gather many. This woman's faith would be measured by how many jars she collected.
God took what the widow had in her one jar and multiplied it to fill all the containers she borrowed and brought into her house. She was then able to sell the oil and pay her debts.
God will take what you have and multiply it to meet your needs as well. But how well are you able to contain all God has for you? Do you have faith enough to embrace the big things God wants to do in your life? If not, ask Him to give you big faith, and then determine to shut the door on doubt.

May I ask you to pray that I truly may shut the door on any doubt that the enemy tries to neutralize God's plans with in my life as we continue to be in waiting. Thank you, dear friends.

Please leave any of your prayer requests or devotional thoughts!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Psalm 23 He MAKES me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside STILL waters.

We had a sermon this week that pointed out that emphasis to me. Sheep have to be lead to even rest, they can drown even in shallow water. The shepherd has to bring them to a quiet still place to restore their strength for the journey ahead. I will pray for you my friend as you "lay down in green pastures". Thanks for offering this venue to share thoughts and prayers. Love, Fran