Have you seen something come out of nothing? Magicians seem to do this with hats, scarves, rabbits, etc. Our world is full of 1 + 1 = 2 thinking. But what if 1 + 1 equals 10 or 20 or 30? It is BEYOND ME to comprehend.
The potential of a team of athletes can far exceed the collective skill among them. Coaches are often the magician behind this phenomenon. When this kind of breath-taking play is observed, gasps of unbelief ripple through the crowd of fans bursting into roaring screams of pleasure. It is far beyond their wildest imagination.
There was a woman whose husband died. The bill collectors came after her for a very large some of money owed. Broke and desperate, she went to her pastor for advice explaining that they were going to take her two sons away from her to work off the debt. Her pastor asked what she had in her house that she could sell to which she answered, “Nothing, except a very small amount of much-sought-after olive oil.”
The pastor then directed her to collect as many empty jars as she could from wherever she could and take them to her house. Then she and her sons were to pour the oil she had into the jars filling each one at a time and setting it aside. She did as he said and when the last jar was filled the oil stopped flowing. She excitedly reported this to her pastor with heart-felt amazement. Then the pastor pointed out what was beyond her comprehension...
“Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.” 2 Kings 4:7 NIV
What demands in life making on you right now? Just like the widow above, we can access God’s wisdom and lean on His strength. When we pour out what we have He amazes us with His powerful presence until our “jars are full and sold.”
PRAYER: Dear Father, today I ask for your wisdom in my situation. I will do what you say and entrust the outcome to you...it is far BEYOND ME. Thank you for your presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
IT MAY BE BEYOND ME...
BUT IT’S NOT BEYOND MY HEAVENLY FATHER!
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