A reminder of what God CAN do


Do you need to be reminded of what God is capable of doing in and for and through your life?  Sometimes it’s easy to forget that God can and does work beyond the laws of nature and what we humans consider the practical.  He has not stopped working in miraculous and un-explainable ways.  He hasn’t.

I was reading in 2 Kings the other day and was struck anew by the “un-explainable” ways Good worked to solve the problems of the people who served Him.  The passage below is just one example.

If you need a reminder that God CAN work in ways much higher and a million times better than you could ever dream up or figure out, soak in this true story from 2 Kings 4:1-7.  The God  you serve today is the same God of the past… and somehow, He WILL take care of all of your needs.  He promises.

So… don’t look for the “how” as much as you look for the Lord..  The “how” may never be explained except by the words, “The Lord”

Now the wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves.

Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what have you [of sale value] in the house? She said, Your handmaid has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.

Then he said, Go around and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels—and not a few.

And when you come in, shut the door upon you and your sons. Then pour out [the oil you have] into all those vessels, setting aside each one when it is full.

So she went from him and shut the door upon herself and her sons, who brought to her the vessels as she poured the oil.

When the vessels were all full, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel. And he said to her, There is not a one left. Then the oil stopped multiplying.

Then she came and told the man of God. He said, Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons live on the rest.  

2 Kings 4:1-7 (AMP)


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  1. Boy oh boy Jennifer did God know I needed to read this! You just helped me shut the door on worry & instead re-open the door of peace. God IS not limited in ANYTHING!! What IS impossible with man IS possible with God. GREAT post!!!

  2. Jennifer, I just recently ran up on your blog! I am just loving it! Today I am feeling a little under the weather & was unable to go to church. However, reading back over your blogs just made my day!