Ask God first. God will start with what you have, instruct you to do with what you can, and bless you with more than what you need (solve the immediate needs and provide for future needs). We just need to trust and obey His given instructions. Our blessings depend on the faith reflected in our action. Ref: 2King 4:1-7Bible Study the Mind-map Way:
How do I get to the above summary about how we can get our needs met God's way by reading the passage 2King 4:1-7? I will like to show you the mind-map way as shown below:
The steps are as follows:
- Copy and Paste the passage text from your favorite translation of the Bible.
- Break each verse into meaningful sub-branches.
- Put in your comments, shown in brown text.
- Find related bible verses, shown in blue text, if needed to emphasize the point.
- From your comments, consolidate them, and write a summary, shown in red text.
2Ki 4:1 Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets
God's blessing will pass down many generations
My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever, says the Lord. (Is 59:21)
cried to Elisha,
and you know that
“What shall I do for you?
Tell me; what have you in the house?”
And she said,
2Ki 4:3 Then he said,
The Follow-up Actions
flow stopped when there was no more vesselShe could get more if she has borrowed more vessels. The blessings depend on our faith that is put in action. She probably followed Elisha's instructions well, borrowing from ALL her neighbor that was why she had enough to pay the debts and had enough for future needs.
Report Back & Ask for Further Instruction
Have a need?
We just need to trust and obey His given instructions
Lim Liat (c) 12-1-19