This morning in church, we read from 1 Kings 17 the story of the Widow at Zarephath. Elijah comes to her and asks of her what she does not have.
Elijah insists that she give him what she does not have (in this case a loaf of bread). And when the Widow acts in faith, God graciously and miraculously supplies flour that is not used up and oil that does not run dry.
Does God ask of me what I do not have or order that He may supply it? In order that He might usher me into that wondrous place of miracles?
It suddenly occurs to me that the life of faith begins when God asks something of me that requires absolute dependence upon Him. I do not have what it takes here. I do not have the resources or the talent. I do not have what you’re asking of me, Lord!
He asks of me what I do not have in order that He may graciously, miraculously supply it.
Did God ever ask you for something you did not have?