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"But the LORD said to Moses, “Don’t limit my power! You will see that I can do what I say I can do"  (Numbers 11:23).

There was once a widow who had been pushed to the edges. Her late husband had left her debts and creditors wanted to take her two boys as slaves as she had run out of funds (II Kings 4:1). Down, this widow heard there was a man of God called Elisha. She went up to him. Elisha heard her misery and gave her a most unusual plan to help her out of her fix. He told her to go out and collect jars of oil and after pour her little oil in one jar after another. After, "She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left" ( vv 7).

A twist to this story is the woman had run out of jars, yet Elisha had warned her, "Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few" ( vv 3). Yet she didn't listen and limited God. For "When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing" (6).

In as much as it is to her credit to have turned to God in the midst of her misfortune, yet she had limited God with her selection of fewer jars. The scriptures say that our "God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20). Sometimes we are the ones who limit God, as we see this widow.

The lesson here is as we see with this widow let us never hesitate to go to God. He is deeply interested in our affairs to the very least. Yet let us not constrain the arm of God, but go to Him confidently knowing his power is immeasurable to do good.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I come to you in full confidence that you you help deliver me from this situation with your power which is limitless, this I pray in Jesus's name.