Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out. And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
1 Kings 4:1-7
Whenever I read or remember this Bible story, I am always intrigued by the question, what do you have in your house? The solution to her crises was in her house not outside. God knew what was coming and has made her keep a bottle of oil in her house which He would use in her hour of crises and bring her out of distress. We all know that greater is He that is in us than he anything that is in the world. Crises is a time of discoveries and revelation to the child of God. There are graces in us and around us that we will never discover till we are at our wits end. May the Spirit of prophecy and miracles operate heavily at this time among us and in the Body of Christ. Amen.