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Good Morning June 24

There is an account in II Kings 4 about a poor widow who was about to loose her two sons to creditors because of her debts. All she had left in the house was a little cooking oil. The Prophet Elisha told her to collect jars from all her neighbors, and “don’t ask for just a few.”(vs.3) She did as instructed, began to pour her little oil into the jars, and the oil kept flowing until all the jars were filled. She was able to sell the oil and pay her debts. There is a lesson here about what we ask for from our Lord. Are we too timid in our faith to ask for and expect great things of the Lord? Paul thought otherwise. He concluded the third chapter of Ephesians saying, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”(vss.20&21) The motive behind every request, beyond the immediate need, is that God be glorified in the answer. We can ask big things of the our Lord, and trust Him to respond.