What hast thou in the house?

question what do you have“And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.” 2 Kings 4:2

In the midst of this widow’s panic that her sons would be taken to pay a debt, God asked her a question through the prophet Elisha. “What hast thou in the house?”

He then instructed her to take the little bit of oil she had, and start pouring it into empty vessels she borrowed from the neighbors. To her efforts, He added miraculous multiplying power, and she was able to sell the oil in the now full vessels to pay her debt.

Sometimes we find ourselves in a desperate situation that just seems completely hopeless. But the beginning of our answer might be right in front of us. We need to push past the panic and hear God’s instructions for how to start the process of the miracle that we need. God wants to know: “What do you have in your house?”

Prayer: Lord, when things are going crazy, help me to keep my eyes on You and my ears open to Your voice. I know that when I obey You, the answer will come.

Devotion by Liane Grant

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