Memorize: For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruise of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth 1 Kings 17:14.
Devotional Reading: 1 Kings 17:9-16; Luke 5:1-9.
Growing up as a child, I remember that sometimes our domestic needs in my family got to a critical point, on some occasions, we were very hungry and there was not a single grain of food at home, my siblings and i went to our mum and ask what to do, my mum replied us in our local language that her God is ” More Than Able” she asked us to go on our knees and tell him our need, we obeyed. Not quite an hour later, a man came to visit us and brought so much food stuff for us that lasted us over a month he also gave us money to prepare stew, it was a huge miracle to us. All through the years I lived with my mum, we never lack, God proved himself to us that He is more than able.
The widow at Zarephat is another person who experienced God practically as God that is more than able, she also came to a critical point in her domestic need, with very little food left enough just for her and her son to eat and die because there was no hope of finding another food, it was a time of great famine with severe draught in the land, a guest suddenly came in hungry and request for food.The widow experienced the power of a God who is More Than Able.
In Matthew 15; Jesus saw the multitude was hungry after listening to Him teach for three days. Jesus being full of faith told the disciples to gather the seven loaves of bread and fishes available, He blessed the food and sent the disciples to serve the crowd with these items. Vs 38, And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
Another occasion that demonstrated the power and ability of our God who is More Than Able was in Luke 5; the skilled fishermen have worked all night and caught nothing, at early hours when they had given up, Jesus appeared and instruct Simon to Launch out into the deep and let down their nets for a catch. And what a catch it turned out to be – a boat-sinking, net breaking catch, it was such a big and unexpected catch that Peter and all who were with him were “astonished at the huge catch of fishes which they had taken” Beloved, see God’s heart for you today, he wants to prosper you. Don’t settle for anything less.
You may start out poor when you follow God, but you cannot remain or end poor when you follow the God who is More Than Able. In fact, like Peter, you too will be astonished that God supplies more than what you need and beyond what you have asked!
Our choir director at our Ajah, Lagos branch had similar experience that my family had, he shared his testimony with me sometime ago.
Whatever your needs, situations or circumstances, if you too can put your trust in the God who is More Than Able, you will be astonished. This month is our month of “Divine Settlement” May God settle all your outstanding and current cases in Jesus mighty name.
Prayer point: O LORD, you are More Than Able, please settle my cases today in Jesus name.
Key Dose: God is constantly looking for those He can show himself strong and mighty on their behalf, trust Him, He will do it for you.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)