With Our Big God, We Never Run Dry
2 Kings 4:2-7 (NLT)
02 “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.
03 And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbours.
04 Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting the jars aside as they are filled.”
05 So she did as she was told. Her sons brought many jars to her, and she filled one after another.
06 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.
Further Study: Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)
GOD is bigger than a flask of olive oil. In our eyes, the flask of olive oil may not be of any significance but in the eyes of our BIG GOD, that small flask of olive oil can do wonders. We need only to believe and trust in GOD.
Common sense tells us that the capacity of a flask is obviously smaller than a jar. I can bring my flask of hot brewed coffee, tea or any form of drinks where ever I go but certainly I won’t be able to carry a jar with me when on the move. What we are witnessing here is definitely GOD at work.
It takes extraordinary faith for this woman to obey what Elisha has instructed. Notice in verse five, the woman did as she was told. She did not question Elisha and she did not utter a single word of impossibility. She simply did what she was told. She borrowed as many empty jars as she could. Her faith led her to start pouring the first drop of olive oil into the first jar, and the flask of olive oil never run dry until there were no more vessels to contain the olive oil.
Our GOD is bigger than we think! Recently, my aged Grand Dad was admitted into the hospital. My uncle found him breathless one day. My Grand Dad was panting very badly and he was turning pale rapidly. Together, with my aunt, they sent my Grand Dad to the hospital. After examining him, the doctor told us that his condition is not good at all. And that we are to prepare for the worst.
Hearing the doctor’s comment, Pastor’s sermon came to my mind. Pastor’s sermon reminded me that I must have faith in GOD. Nothing is impossible for GOD. Together, with the church prayer team, we prayed for the healing of my Grand Dad. We continue to proclaim in faith that he will recover and be well enough to return home.
In less than two weeks, my Grand Dad was discharged. Praise the LORD! Doctor was surprised by the accelerated healing that has taken place. Well, I am not at all surprised by my Grand Dad’s speedy recovery. For I know very well that I have a BIG GOD who can do miracles and wondrous works.
In Ephesians 3:20, it describes undoubtedly what GOD can do. Our BIG GOD who through His mighty power is able to accomplish infinitely, far more than you and I could ever imagine or ask. GOD’s power is at work within us so that we can do superabundantly and far over and above all that we can ever dream of. It is never the issue of God’s supply but the capacity to receive.
It is never the problem with the supply of the olive oil because our BIG GOD can provide infinitely into our lives. The problem lies with the vessels. Do we have the faith to contain GOD’s blessings and outpouring? Do we believe and trust that GOD is superabundant GOD who can do much much more than anything we can ask or imagine? Start believing, my friends, and I am confident that you will experience BIG Things in BIG Ways through our BIG GOD.
“Dear GOD, it is so assuring to know that you are BIG GOD who can do BIG things for my life. I can depend on You and trust in You. I know that You can do far greater things that I can ever imagine. I trust You with the situation I am in and I will not doubt what You can do for me. I look forward for Your wondrous hand to bring life into my situation. I believe in Your mighty power and what You can accomplish through me. Thank You LORD. In Jesus’ name, Amen!