God, you can use even “a little” to make a big impact on lives:
2Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little olive oil.”
3Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
5She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
7She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”
God, this story speaks to my heart of how we tend to think of ourselves of having “a little”. So many of us think that we’re insignificant. ‘How can I make a difference?’ we think to ourselves. The answer is that on our own, no, we can’t make much of a difference, but when we tap into your power, God, you can make a lot out of a little. You empower us to do great things in your name. You turn ‘nobodies’ into kings! Your glory shines by building up the small and the weak. Your word is filled with examples of this. You love to confound the wisdom of the world by showing supernatural favor to people who wouldn’t “deserve” it in the world’s eyes. But first, we must be humble. We submit ourselves to you, Lord. We have to be willing to do as your word commands us and to put our faith in you. We are willing, Jesus. Our faith is in you and you alone. We trust you. We love you, God.