August 17 2016 – Making our handful of flour and little oil last many days.

In the story of the widow at Zarephath (1 Kings 17:8-16), she had nothing to offer Elijah. All she had was a handful of flour and a little oil (verse 12) and that was for herself and her son and that was it, there was nothing after that, they were going to die (verse 12).

However Elijah told her to do something entirely counterintuitive, to make him a cake first and then make some for herself and her son (verse 13) when naturally speaking by then there wouldn’t be enough, because she only had enough for herself and her son in the first place.

And Elijah told her not to fear, that her bin of flour would not be used up nor her jar of oil run dry till the drought was over (verse 14).

She obeyed, did what was counterintuitive and we’re told that she, Elijah and her household ate for many days ( verse 15). She tapped into God’s resources, and experienced His supernatural supply.

Like the widow at times we may feel we have little, maybe little to give in situations that demand so much. Making the little we have go as far as the situation demands will take a counterintuitive move on our part. God will ask us to adopt a position that is naturally weak, vulnerable, powerless and it will place us to receive His supernatural supply.

That’s how we make our handful of flour and little oil last many days.

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