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Friday, September 09, 2016

Word For Today - Work For Peace.

“They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.” 2 Kings 4:5b





I know we are all very familiar with this story of the widow and her oil in 2 Kings 4:1-7).
Here was a woman who desperately needed God to show up. Her husband was dead, her debts were piling up and men were on their way to sell her sons as slaves. Things were bad.

She went to prophet Elisha for help and he asked her a simple question, “What do you have in your house?” (v2) All she had was a little jar of oil. It wasn’t much, but God used it to perform a miracle and met her needs.

The striking thing about this story is that little phrase in vs 5, “and she kept pouring.” After the first few jars were filled she sent for more because Elisha had told her to ask the neighbors for "a lot" of jars. In faith she kept pouring, and God filled every single one.

There is something i want to bring out in this story and the miracle God did for her.
Do you know that the extent to which she poured the oil was the extent to which her relationship with her neighbours ended? 

 She could only borrow from those she was in good terms and at peace with. 

Her miracle stopped where the number of jars she borrowed were full. If they were more jars, the oil would have continued to multiply.

What am I saying? Our attitude, character and relationship with people affect how far we go in life. When we are filled with hatred, bitterness and drama, we scare people away from us because we send out a bad aroma.

 You know why? 

bitterness, anger and unforgiveness invites the devil to take a space in our hearts and even rent a room and once he moves in, he stinks up the whole place then when we are in trouble, there is no one to fall back on for help or strength. People may even be willing to help but our pride and arrogance and bragging may not allow us to reach out to them for help. After all, who posing on top nothing EPP?(like we always say)

I see God showing up for us in all of our troubles, but we have our part to play in that process. Remember, our attitude determines our altitude.

Forgiveness and letting go doesn’t diminish justice; it just entrusts it to God.  

Lets learn to forgive, let go and cease the fire, be simple, be honest, humble yourself and ultimately be at peace with people around you.


We are blessed and all our prayers are answered in Jesus name. 

BY BLOG VISITOR

26 comments:

  1. I am indeed blessed!.
    He had showed up in all my worries and troubles.
    Thank you lord for your word.

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  2. like seriously?

    How about you and the other blogger? Come on send her a happy new month SMS already.

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  3. Beautiful write up... anybody dat habours unforgiveness is in danger of hell fire.... give love a chance...

    I want to use this opportunity to say that many bvs here are in danger of hell fire from the way they comment and talk about gbenshing here... Even to use the word GBENSH here can send u to hell becos the word is not holy..

    Most times after reading this blog, i will just go and ask for forgiveness becos my eyes have been soiled with sin.. i am too holy abeg.

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  4. secretariat secretary9 September 2016 at 10:39

    I reject any prayer from a serpent's tongue,i sent this link to my boss and he texted me back 'tell her we'll forgive her on the 10th yr anniversary of her ghastly demise'

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    1. secretariat secretary9 September 2016 at 10:59

      For stella's zombies who will feel the need to come and express themselves,i wish u guys a safe 1-way trip to the hottest part of hell.
      Duty calls *wink
      💋

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  5. And that's how this rogue pastors robbed ppl blind *pour out all ur belongings,keep pouring, don't stop pouring * na so . Rogues.

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  6. Lord, we thank you for your word.

    #WhiteDiamondOut

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  7. Amen, I have always tried to live a decent life, always try to stay out of trouble, Oluwa September 15 is my BD please prove yourself to me, Please Pickup my calls and make away for me where there is noway.... me never celebrate BD for once

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  8. What is this peace talk bout? I hope its not bout the ihn drama oooh?
    Who is taking that drama seriously?



    *hangs leg on the window*

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  9. God knows I have no attitude... I just don't know what is withholding my blessings. I have been crying all day. No job i'v just been stagnant for two years. I'v tried going for handwork training but I'm not cut out for it. I just want to do business but no funds. Oluwa pick my call o you did it for the widow pls do my own. Let me remember this rant and come back to testify IJN

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  10. God knows I have no attitude... I just don't know what is withholding my blessings. I have been crying all day. No job i'v just been stagnant for two years. I'v tried going for handwork training but I'm not cut out for it. I just want to do business but no funds. Oluwa pick my call o you did it for the widow pls do my own. Let me remember this rant and come back to testify IJN

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