Breaking Bread For 1.3.22


“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.””

II Kings 4:7


God sent Elisha as His ambassador, and in his journeys he met this widow who looked around and saw no money and no resources at her disposal. Yet she was a debtor feeling the pressure from those she owed money. Many of us can relate. She did not clearly see the potential that was within her home and within herself, but Elisha did. He had her fill jars and bottles with of all things, olive oil, then he turned her into an entrepreneur—having her to sell the oil.

An added bonus I want you to consider, look at what her sons learned through all of this. Imagine how they learned to tap into their own gifts and skills, learned to innovate, and reimagine. They learned that sometimes we have to take different approaches or look through a different lens to solve issues. They also learned to first look inside for your gifts, and that the only limits we have are the ones we create.

Look around and consider the possibilities. What are you not seeing? What opportunities are there but you aren’t seizing? What resources do you have at your disposal but you haven’t realized their use or aren’t quite sure how to use them? What talents are you not exercising?

Pray for God to reveal these truths to you, to help you see and take use of those resources and tools before you. Pray for wisdom, clarity and strength during this time. Have faith that God is with you, will never leave you, and will never allow you to go through something that He knows you can’t handle. Trust and believe! Make this Monday your best!


Father, help me to see how I can take even the smallest of what I possess to not only pay my debts but live comfortably with the remaining portion. Father, give those I owe a debt more patience, understanding and empathy as You prepare me for the transformation that’s coming. I too ask for patience, and with it, clarity, and focus to see how best to use my ‘olive oil’. I thank You now for blessing me in all these ways and more. I humbly pray to You in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


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