…”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.