what do you have in your house?
Meaning, what can you do now, what is it that you have regardless of the situation you are in or the circumstances?
What are your gifts?
What can GOD do for you now?
Remember the Prophet Elisha and the widow with the pots of oil?
Here is the account:
2 Kings 4: 1-7
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
I think this is more relevant now than ever.
Are you desperate?
Did you perhaps lose your job or even (hopefully not!) a loved one?
Is your business about to die because you had to close for too long?
GOD is coming by your house today and when you cry out to HIM and let HIM know what is about to happen, that you are about to lose your home or your car or whatever it is that is troubling you today – cry out to GOD.
And when HE asks you:
“What shall I do for thee? Tell me, what hast thou in the house?”
Remember what you have!
Is it care for others that has always been or will always be in your heart?
If that is so, go and help in your community, reach out and ask what is needed and who is requiring some volunteers, in person or over the phone – there is something you can do to help and to contribute, guaranteed!
And another thing is guaranteed:
If you go out there and help others in your own time of despair, GOD will reward you and HE will help you and feed you and change your situation!
Promised not by me… but GOD has promised it.
I am sure this is a word for someone reading this today:
Isaiah 58: 10-11
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Or another example:
is there perhaps something you could do from home or online?
Starting right now?
Or do you have something you could sell?
Not necessarily physical goods, but also council or advise or music or great cooking recipes?
You could start a blog or a homepage or a youtube channel – it is free and now that you have time, why not create something which will bless others?
Give these great make up or hair tipps, perhaps you even know how to teach others what they can do from home beauty wise dyi now that all salons are closed?
Or are you perhaps a teacher?
Can you somehow assist all the parents which are home schooling at the moment?
Could you record some lessons for them and publish them?
Perhaps on a subject most parents are not familiar with?
Help students prepare for exams?
Offer tutoring online?
Or are you an evangelist or a gifted bible teacher?
Why not put your teachings out there now, why wait until the churches will reopen again – who knows when that will be…?
Do you know how to sew or bake?
Tell us about it!
Let us learn from you.
And sell your items through your window or online or in front of your house…?
I don’t know what it is that you have in your house.
HE will tell you and help you create something, do something – pray about it and ask HIM.
HE is there for you, passing your house every day, every hour, every minute even – talk to HIM and HE will ask you what HE shall do for thee!
I hope and pray that this will inspire, heal and bless you. And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life, that HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you and bring you peace. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.