I didn’t think that my family and I would have any honey from our bee hives this year. The number of bees in the hives we’re pretty low but I prayed for protection over them and that they would be healthy. God is always listening and when I pulled them from the field to inspect them I was pleasantly surprised. I saw honey stored in some of the top boxes. When we went to extract the honey from those boxes it seemed like the honey flow just kept coming in. Jar after jar after jar overflowing with honey. I was expecting maybe one or two jars and ended up with over 30 jars of honey! God always meets our needs every single day but sometimes exceeds them. God is good and always will be. It made me think of the story in the Bible of the widow and the oil found in 2 Kings 4: 1-7.

“The wife of a man from the groups of prophets said to Elisha, “Your servant, my husband, is dead. You know he honored the LORD. But now the man he owes money to is coming to take my two boys as his slaves!” Elisha answered, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” The woman said, “I don’t have anything there except a pot of oil.” Then Elisha said, “Go and get empty jars from all your neighbors. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go into your house and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and set the full ones aside.” So she left Elisha and shut the door behind her and her sons. As they brought the jars to her, she poured out the oil. When the jars were all full, she said to her son, “Bring me another jar.” But he said, “There are no more jars.” Then the oil stopped flowing. She went and told Elisha. And the prophet said to her, “Go, sell the oil and pay what you owe. You and your sons can live on what is left.””
‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭4:1-7‬ ‭NCV‬‬

The women truly witnessed a miracle of multiplication by trusting and obeying what Elisha told her. Her tiny bit of oil was multiplied enough to pay off the debt and also provide for her family’s future. I made three big mistakes with my bees this year. It would have been easy for me just to give up. My wife and I kept praying for God to bless our bee business. I kept working with them just as God had impressed me to do. We also witnessed a miracle of multiplication. 🌻🐝

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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