So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah;
and she and he and her household ate for many days.
The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry,
according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.
1 Kings 17:15, 16
I’m just a little blue flower
among the grasses
in a wide meadow
feeling a bit lonely here
I thought I was useless
no friend in the world
till one sunny puffed cloud day
a small hand reached down
picked me out of the ground
rushed to her mommy’s side
handed me to the mother
who smiled like sunshine
on a cloudy day
hugged her little girl
and with a tear in her eyes
placed me in a small glass jar
filled with sparkling water
put me on a special shelf
so I stand proudly now
in my own pot of soil
A reminder of God’s love
when we feel we’ve got
nothing to give
except the offering of
our heart in His hands.
©4 May 2022
“Come to me, Marcie.”
“I want to Lord.”
“But I don’t have a proper place to do it.”
“Just give me the place that you have.”
“It’s not that easy, Lord.”
“I have to clean off the table. I don’t have time and this thing I call a desk just isn’t big enough to hold both Bible and notebook…”
“Just give me the space that you have. I’ll take it from there.”
Elijah asked the widow for “a little water in a cup … [and] a morsel of bread” (1 Kings 17:10-11). He had been at a brook where he was fed by ravens and drank of the brook. But eventually, the brook had dried up “because there was no rain in the land” (17:7). Coming upon this woman, he simply asked her for some food and drink.
But the widow explains she has only enough to feed herself and her son and then they would die. There was not even enough for them to survive.
How often do we tell God we don’t have enough of something? Or, better yet, we are not enough for Him?
How many times have you heard a preacher, or teacher, or friend, tell you, you are enough to God? But you don’t believe it because you don’t feel like you are.
Here’s the thing God whispered to me:
You become enough because what you have to offer is enough. When you lay it all down and give God your heart, it is enough because it is all you have to offer. And that’s all He wants.
There’s a saying, “Little is much when God is in it.”
So, give Him your little. If all you have is two mites (Mark 12:42: Two mites is lepta in the Greek which is two copper coins worth a fraction of a penny), then give Him your two mites and thank Him.
My excuses were poor. My argument was quite lame. Basically, I was telling God, I can’t come and spend time with You because I just don’t want to. I mean, that is what it was, wasn’t it?
So, what happens when we give Him our little? He multiplies it. As you can see in our key Bible verses above, when the widow obeyed Elijah’s commands, she was blessed with not only enough for that day, but for many days.
What is your little? Have you given it to Jesus? All God wants is your “enough” and in giving it to Him, you become enough.
I sat down at my little desk, opened the Word, and was blessed beyond measure by His treasures.
From My Heart to Yours,
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