It is believed that Money makes the world go round. Yeah, Most people believe that. And I also believe that Faith moves the world. It makes the impossibilities possible. It defies the wisdom of the world. Faith is a powerful weapon.
Faith is the fuel we need as believers. However, having Faith alone is not enough. It must be put to work. A farmer uses his tools before he could harvest. Friends, Faith without deeds is dead.
Today I will talk about how a widow used her faith to turn her mess into message. I pray God grants us Wisdom and Understanding in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
“One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, “My husband who served you is dead, and you know how he feared the LORD. But now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as slaves.”
“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.
And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.”
So she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another. Soon every container was full to the brim!
“Bring me another jar,” she said to one of her sons.
“There aren’t any more!” he told her. And then the olive oil stopped flowing.
When she told the man of God what had happened, he said to her, “Now sell the olive oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.” (2 Kings 4:1-7 NLT)
This is the story of a widow who had nothing but a flask of olive oil. In the natural, she had nothing but God used what she had to transform her life when she believed what Elisha told him.
Think about this:
My question is; How many of us, believers, can do what this widow did?
Imagine you have $100 in your account and you have a debt of $10000 to settle. One day, someone tells you to write a cheque of $15000, pray and withdraw from your account.
Would that make sense to you? Are you going to believe what that person had said? Are you going to believe what will only make sense in the reverse?
Someone once said Faith believes in advance what only makes sense in reverse. Faith does not believe in facts. It makes us do what doesn’t make sense in the world to get God’s best for our lives.
One day a lady told me how she believed and went to the exam hall to write her name and ID number on the answer booklet when she knew her sickness would make it impossible for her to write the paper. She told me that all she believed that time was to write her name and everything would be ok. She did that and when the results came, she had “A”. She said “when I went to check my answer booklet, someone had answered all the questions I could have done. Friends, Her faith produced the results she needed. The sickness couldn’t stop God’s power to perform.
Faith is the confidence we have that God can do all things. The Widow believed and acted on what she had heard from the prophet. She didn’t think about the possibilities. She didn’t consult people or history to find out if it had happened before. She, I believe, knew that people may say it wasn’t a good idea. She only Believed. Jesus said “ONLY BELIEVE” Luke 8:50.
My next question is; Do you have the courage to act upon what you have believed?
Peter believed and took steps to walk on the water. The Widow believed and did everything the Prophet told her. In the end, all she wanted came from what she had. Her faith produced the results she wanted.
What do you need in this life?
What is your number one request?
What have you been praying for all these years?
What do you want from the Lord?
Do you have any Faith?
Remember the Widow only had a flask of oil, something natural but her Faith turned it into supernatural. Nothing is too difficult for God. Just close your eyes against all the facts you know because Faith rebels against facts. And Believe in God’s power to perform. Believe that He is Jehovah Jireh. He will Provide.
God bless us