I remember vividly coming home from a study group, late one night. A neighbor had brought dinner to my children in my absence. I drove home empty, much like the widow, with nothing to give and barely a crumb for myself and my children. I remembered there was a meeting at the church, that evening. I felt so weakened by my trials and so empty at the loss of my husband, that physically, I could hardly move. As I walked down the road to the church, I felt much like the widow as she headed to her water source. When I arrived, the meeting had already begun. I looked in the window and every seat was taken. I thought about my options----- quietly unfolding another chair, sitting by someone that I did not know, or perhaps someone who knew me too well, and their eyes of pity I could not bear. So, I turned and walked back home. I did not fill the vessel for Him who could have healed me and blessed me and made my situation easier to bear. That night, on my knees, I promised my Heavenly Father, my Higher Power, that I would NEVER put up another fence between He and Me!!! I needed Him more than He needed a vessel of water or a cake. I NEEDED the blessings that would come from serving, from putting Him FIRST and foremost in my life again. I needed the blessings my whole family could receive----------- I knew that night, that if I tore down the "fences" that I had built , that our barrel of meal would "waste not" and our cruse of oil would NEVER FAIL!!
Fear Not! Be Faith Filled!! No Fences!!!