Make Room

“And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I know that this is a holy man of God who is continually passing our way. Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.” – 2 Kings 4: 9- 10

(If you haven’t read the story of the shunammite woman and Elisha, please do take sometime to read it in verses – 2 Kings 4:8-37)

The shunammite woman never had a child. But, when she Made Room for Elisha the prophet, He spoke into existence something that she believed was impossible. Later after some years, this boy had a fatal headache.

This woman didn’t accept her son’s death, only because she knew this child was conceived because of the Word spoken by the Prophet. She sought after this man of God and laid her concern. Not just that, she obeyed every instruction he had told her. And, as the story is extremely hopeful, Elisha prays to the Lord and her son is raised from the dead.

Anytime we are willing to make room for the Word of God in our lives, the impossible fades away. Shunammite woman made room for not any man, but for a Prophet who was considered to be the mouthpiece of God. She made room for the Word of God to spoken in her house. She requested for nothing, but in ways possible, she extended great hospitality to Elisha. And, there goes a Miracle birthed in her womb. We must be very sure, that anything God has spoken over our lives into existence will not die, be destroyed, and annihilated. What this means is, any promise to fulfill the purpose of His Word cannot be shut down by the fatality of this world. When the enemy makes it obvious that those promises aren’t long lasting or will never be fulfilled, don’t accept it. Go after the One who promised you and speak them back to Him. For no Word of His will return void, they are full of life, zeal and power.


4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I’m reading through 2 Kings in my bible right now and I love this story. How her willingness to make room in her home and heart for God brought gifts she never believed would take place. And it offered even deeper opportunities to be witness to all that God can do.


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