Are You an Empty Vessel for God?
When Elisha looked into the widow’s situation in 2 Kings 4,
he immediately told the woman about three conditions under which her jar of oil could become her miracle.
He said: “Get lots of empty jars.” “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few” (2 Kings 4:3).
The borrowed vessels represent her capacity to receive from God.
The more vessels she had, the more she was going to receive.
The emptier the jars, the more oil could be poured into them.
The moment they ran out of empty vessels, the oil stopped flowing.
God blesses you to the capacity that you make yourself available for Him to bless.
If you close off areas of your life to Him, your capacity to receive His blessing is stunted.
Open your life to Him, and His blessing is able to flow freely into every area of your life.
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me'”
Pray this prayer: God, help me to empty myself of anything that is not of You. I want to be an empty vessel that You can freely pour into.
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?