Remaining Available

Remaining Available

When we stop being open for God to use that’s when God will stop using us.

A widow came to Elisha and told him that creditors were demanding payment or else they would take her sons as payment.

Elisha told her to gather as many empty jars as she could from her neighbors and friends, and to go into her house, lock the door, and then take the one jar of oil she had and begin pouring it into the empty jars.

To her surprise the oil continue flowing until she filled the last jar.

“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.” (2 Kings 4:6)

Elijah then told her to sell the oil and pay the creditors.

What caught my eye wasn’t so much the miracle, nor was it that God had supernaturally supplied what this widow and her sons needed. What caught my eye was when the availability of jars to pour the oil into stopped, so did the oil.

Oil in God’s word is symbolic of the Holy Spirit, and the flow of oil represents the supernatural flow of the Holy Spirit into the lives of God’s people.

The prophet Zechariah saw a vision of two olive trees pouring out oil into the golden lampstand. When asked whom these two were, the angel said, “These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth.” (Zechariah 4:14)

Further, the Bible talks about us as being vessels created by God for His use (Romans 9:20-24; 2 Timothy 2:20-21).

When we stop becoming available as vessels for God to use, when we become full of ourselves, that is when the anointing of the Holy Spirit will no longer flow into our lives and we’ll no longer be a blessing to others.

Continue to remain available and God will continue pouring into you the Holy Spirit.