…”tell me what do you have in your house?”  “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil.”  (2 Kings 4:2)

She was desperate.  Wanting to save her sons from slavery but having “nothing” in her grasp to do so.  At least that is what she thought.

I am guessing you have thought that too.  I know I have.

Desperation often leads to dismissal.  We want or need something but feel like it is just outside of our means to get it.

I have had those times when I have held my empty hands open begging for more and I fully expected the more to come from somewhere else.  But it didn’t and it wouldn’t because that is not where it was supposed to be found.


No, the more was to be birthed from my “nothing.”

My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness.  (2 Cor 12:9)

His power made perfect in my weakness – my “nothing.”

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us.  (Ephesians 3:20)

His power is made perfect in our weakness.

His power is at work within us.

His power will do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.

The power is within me – His power.  The ability, the abundance, the mighty resides in my “nothing.”

It exists in your “nothing.”

This miraculous power is waiting to be perfected in our weakness but to do so means we need to acknowledge its existence and its worth.  We have to see our “nothing” as “something” and offer it as the only gift we have.

We have to stop thinking what we have is less than what He can use.

The little we have is all that He wants,

It is far more than He needs.




Carly - This is so encouraging. I definitely have those times when I feel I have nothing to offer, but it’s so true that God works in our weakness and if we offer what we have to him he can use it to do more than we would ever have imagined. Visiting from Let Us Grow.

Trudy - This is such a beautiful reminder. “His power made perfect in my weakness – my “nothing.” Thank you for this encouragement today. Have a blessed weekend!

Barbie - How’d you get inside my head? “We have to stop thinking what we have is less than what He can use.” I so often think that what i have isn’t enough. I need to open my hands up to fully receive all that He has for me. Love our site!

Denise - Thanks for stopping by Trudy. I hope your weekend was wonderful.

Denise - Carly, if we only realized that we don’t always have to have the answers or feel like we have the strength. All we need is Him and then He provides. It is a lesson we must learn and relearn. Thanks for stopping by!

Denise - Barbie, I think we all camp here far too frequently. I know that I do. We want to have it “all” whatever that means and we too soon forgot that are all is found in Him alone. Thanks for walking this journey with me over cyberspace!

Lyli @3dlessons4life.com - Denise, I loved visiting your blog today, and your words here are gold. This encouraged me so much. Thank you!

Lidia - What an encouraging post… definitely one I needed to read this evening. It is always good to read your words, and what the Father speaks to my heart through you. Thank you!

Denise - So glad you stopped by Lidia…it is always a treat to receive your encouragement.

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