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Do you ever wonder if who you are and what you have to offer is enough? I certainly do. Even as Christians who know our identity in Christ, it is hard to live like it’s true. We feel inadequate and insecure about our capabilities and gifts. We wonder if our everyday acts of obedience matter at all.
In 2 Kings 4, we meet a woman who also felt like she had little to offer. Her sole possession was a pot of oil. Despite her lack, the prophet Elisha instructed her to borrow empty vessels to fill with oil. Fully aware that she had nothing to fill them with, she gathered them anyway.
As she poured the oil into borrowed vessels, the oil never stopped flowing until all the vessels were full. She was abundantly blessed as a result of her active faith. Not faith in herself, but faith in God working through her.
The same is true of us. We may only have a little oil, but God’s supply is more than enough to fill our empty vessels.
How will you be a vessel of God today?
This is an excerpt from the “Vessels of God” devotion I wrote for Crosswalk.
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