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Celebrate Recovery: What do you have in your house?

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2 Kings 4:1–7 NKJV
1 A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.” 2 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.” 3 Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. 4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.” 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out. 6 Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased. 7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.”

1. Triumph most often comes out of trouble.

2 Kings 4:1–2 NKJV
1 A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.” 2 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”
Matthew 19:26 NKJV
26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Do you have faith that God did not bring you this far to let you drown in shallow water?
Have you ever taken the time to think about the phrase “super natural?” God takes His super and puts it on our natural.
in order for our belief to be considered “faith” we have to know that the only way something that we know to be true, to be considered “faith” it has to be only possible with God.
often times there will be no natural evidence for what we are coming to have confidence in.

2. When doing God’s will, the only thing we are limited by is our capacity.

2 Kings 4:3–6 NKJV
3 Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. 4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.” 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out. 6 Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased.
Belief is often in the mind, faith is what translates to life.
as a result faith in God is built.
do whatever you can to build your spiritual resume.
avail yourself to the word of God.
Romans 10:17 NKJV
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
avail yourselves to the personal testimonies of others.
Finally find your self in a place of service.

3. Make sure your priorities are straight.

2 Kings 4:7 NKJV
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.”
Notice the advice of the prophet, pay your debt, live on the rest.
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