Forsaking All I Trust Him – Day 5

July 2, 2011

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

Often times when we think of forsaking all, we think of the things of value we might have to surrender.  But many times forsaking all has nothing to do with losing something of importance as much as losing those things that keep us from our destiny or miracle.

This widower was not only facing the grief over the loss of her husband, but now because of the debts left behind, she was endanger of losing her sons to servitude to pay it back.  Yet, in her moment of despair, she went to the servant of God and asked for help. 

His help came in the form of instructions as to what she was going to do with God’s help to get out of her dilemma. To follow his instructions, she would have to make a decision to forsake some things while embracing others.

  1.  She would have to forsake her human reasoning and embrace the Word of the Lord.
  2. She would have to make a decision to forsake her fear and disappointment because of her loss, and embrace the focus she needed to secure her miracle. 
  3. She would have to forsake the mentality of lack and hopelessness and embrace that God could bless what little she had to provide for her need.
  4. She would have to forsake her pride and ask for help as she embraced the humility needed to obey the word.

But as she did, God moved miraculously so that she would never have to forsake what was so dear to her.  What do you need to forsake today, so you can embrace God’s plan for you?   Make a decision to forsake those things that are holding you back and embrace your miracle today!

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