Burn The Plow

Burn The Plow

The only reason you don’t have a story is because you’re not pouring.

2 Kings 4:1-7
1 One of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant, my husband, has died. You know that your servant feared the LORD. Now the creditor is coming to take my two children as his slaves.”

  • The Creditor Is Coming
    1. The problem of supply – She didn’t have enough

2 Elisha asked her, “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” She said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.”

  • What Do You Have In The House?
    • All You Have Is All He Needs

3 Then he said, “Go and borrow empty containers from everyone—from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.4 Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these containers. Set the full ones to one side.”

  • Supply Is Not The Problem
    • Gather as many as you can

5 So she left.
After she had shut the door behind her and her sons, they kept bringing her containers, and she kept pouring.6 When they were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another container.” But he replied, “There aren’t any more.” Then the oil stopped. 7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest.”

  • The First Pour Is Yours
    • Your decision to pour is going to push you into the next season

1 Kings 19:19,21
19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

  • Burn The Plow
    • The story of tomorrow starts with I do today