Topic: Divine Strategy
Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 4: 1-7
Memory Verse: “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30: 21)
Focus: “Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.” (2 Kings 4: 7)
Pastor Jerry Eze Streams of Joy Devotional 20 March 2021 Message:
When the oil of the widow of one of the sons of the prophets multiplied, she came back to Elisha; and Elisha instructed her to go and sell the oil. That woman had resources in her hands, but she came back to the prophet to get a direction and a strategy that would lead to the profit she needed. Her resources got mixed with a divine strategy (from Elisha), and she got her profit. Her profit was engineered by a divine strategy.
Friend, you may already have the resources you need, but just maybe, the missing link in hitting your target is the absence of a divine strategy. You need a divine insight on how to do things differently. You need a divine strategy on how to fulfill your assignment. You need a divine strategy on how to make your business go global. You need a divine strategy on how to become more relevant in your career, ministry, vocation, etc.
There is a huge profit that should accrue to your destiny, and it just might be tucked away in a divine strategy you are yet to receive. There is a unique strategy that heaven could give you that will make you greater than your contemporaries. There are divine insights that God could open your eyes to see, and it will position you strategically in a generation that is looking for how to make progress in a badly battered world.
That woman could have chosen to do things her own way since she had received a multiplication of oil through Elisha, but she came back to him for a prophetic direction. The mere fact that God has begun to open doors for you does not mean that it is okay to do everything your own way. Even when your oil has multiplied, do well to come back to the Multiplier Himself. Even when you rise and increase, still make room for divine instructions and divine directions.
Remember, that woman came to Elisha and she got her divine strategy. Put differently, she came to God, and she got the strategy for profit. Seek God and ask for the divine strategy that will birth your next level profit.
Declaration: I receive divine direction for my profit, in Jesus’ name!