In 2 Kings 4:1-7, there’s a story about a widow whose husband had passed away, left her in debt and the debtors were now demanding her only Two sons as ransom. She ran to the prophet Elisha for help and the prophet then asked her what she had in her home that was of value. I want you to notice her response in 2 Kings 4:2 AMP,

“Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have [of value] in the house?” She said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a [small] jar of [olive] oil.”

She said she had “nothing except a jar of olive oil”. This is the response of most of us when we are caught in situations which leave us hanging by the thread. As you read further into the scripture, you will learn that her “nothing” was what God used to bless her and get her out of that situation. There’s a prophetic power in an “oil” and even when she didn’t see the value of it, God saw a tool that He usually uses to anoint and bless people. 

Your pot of oil might be your gifts and talents, some skill set or items in your life that God can use to transform your life. My encouragement to you this week is that you will let God use your “nothing” to do “something” in your life. I decree it is so and so it is in Jesus’ name. AMEN!


Lady Abena.