Wow! I am already overwhelmed as I start to write this……..What do you have in your house? What do you have in your hand?…..sounds similar. The widow is overwhelmed the creditors are coming to take her two children as slaves. That is a huge burden to carry. She has just lost her husband; then
2 Kings 5:2-3
2 Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.
The Arameans go out and unleash a raid on Israel. They plunder the land and take captives and one of them is a young girl……we are not even told her name…it’s almost like she is not
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
I have been thinking about the small things this week and what a revelation and difference I have seen. Successful people take care of the small things and in turn the big things are sorted out.
Matthew 13 contains the famous parable of the sower. As i was browsing over it this morning, something caught my attention…..the four kinds of ground mentioned all heard the word, but the results were different…why? Because hearing is not enough!
The first heard but he did not comprehend it and this gave the enemy an opportunity to come in and steal what was sown……..listening is not enough you have to understand what you hear! Acts 8:30 Phillip asked the Ethiopian eunuch “Do you really understand what you are reading?”
The second heard the word and welcomed it with joy but he did not allow it to take root in his heart.
Do you sometimes look at your life and feel like you are the least likely person God would use? Well you are not alone; think about Rehab, a prostitute who was used privately and rejected publicly. She did not even worship the one true God and she lived in a city that was destined to come down. In fact her house was attached to the walls of the city and we all know it is the walls of Jericho that came down first. Can God use such a woman? Is it that there are no good people that God would choose to use such a “filthy” woman?