“So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her.” 2 Kings 4:5
Second half of the instruction was that this widow, after collecting all the vessels; will shut the door with her sons and pour the oil. I am yet to figure to why he said that? But, I strongly feel it’s so connected to where Jesus says, “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” – Matthew 6:6
She still didn’t question him, and goes into the room with her sons; shuts it and starts pouring the oil. There are times we cannot to do certain things in the vicinity of people and for certain time, we need to choose to shut those doors of being in public. Our days must be filled with times where we pour out the oil of worship into the vessels of Godly thoughts, trust, beliefs and convictions. If it is tears let it flow in the Presence of God. If it is pain let it come out in that secret place. If it is identity crisis, let it strengthen in the arms of the Father.
Have you seen believers, when you share a normal happening of your life they start to compare it with their life and say that’s it’s very dry out here. When such things happen, instead of feeling bad at your good situation and at their negative words; we need to release words of love. We cannot succumb to silly and petty things and drain out or even accept those words to take root because, our Father in Heaven reigns above every lack we are afraid of. Just like this woman, go into that room. Pour out yourself not just for your immediate friends and families but also for all who struggle.
This woman was not just able to clear her debts, but live with enough to raise her sons till they are able to support themselves. God supplied abundantly in response to obedience.
Beloved, it’s conditional. We cannot do what we feel like and expect that our loads will shatter away. We cannot live passively when many areas of our lives needs the power of the Holy Spirit to be manifested. God is not just having the desire to bless you abundantly, but also bless others through you. And, if we don’t rise up to a state of radical obedience, we will deprive ourselves of living a life that God intends for us.
(To read Part 1 click here: Prophets’ Widow )