Open your hand. What is in it? NOTHING I am hoping to fill it when you are done reading this
Today’s thoughts come from Exodus 4:1-4.
When you don’t realize the value of what you have in your hands you will always get from it less than what its worth.
You have a calling on your life. It is a giant calling. All of us should be taking steps to fulfill it. But if you don’t understand that calling you will undervalue it.
Before I explain this any further the Bible says in 2 Cor 3:5 that our adequacy comes from God.
What is in your hand you might not think it is much because you don’t know the value in it. You might think you have the pressure of doing something with it But God is saying rely on ME.
Spurgeon says Our sufficiency is of God; let us practically enjoy this truth. We are poor, leaking vessels, and the only way for us to keep full is to put our pitcher under the perpetual flow of boundless grace. Then, despite its leakage, the cup will always be full to the brim.”
Leaking vessels leak. That is what they do. If you see yourself as a person with holes, The only way to keep any amount of water in it is to keep water pouring in it. If I stop getting filled up by God I will quickly be empty. We all need to go back to the fountain to get filled up.
God likes to use what is in our hand. God used what was in Shamgar’s hand (Judges 3:31) And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad: and he also delivered Israel. God used what was in David’s hand (1 Samuel 17:49) And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. God used the jawbone of a donkey in Samson’s hand (Judges 15:15) Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men. God used five loaves and two fish in the hand of a little boy (John 6:9) To feed 5 thousand men
What is in your hand? How can God use it?
Back to Exodus and the story of Moses. The staff turned into a snake and back into a staff. This is the same staff that Moses would part the Red Sea with, hit a rock and water came out of it and he would raise it up and the plagues would come on Egypt
The shepherd’s staff also showed Moses that that which is common everyday item becomes powerful when yielded in obedience to the Lord.
Moses didn’t know the value of what was in his hand until God told him how to use it. What is God telling you to do with what is in your hand?
Shamger had a staff or rod to help herding ox. Samson had a jawbone. The Boy had fish and bread.
All common items yet used greatly. The point for us is that the ordinary and unimportant can become powerful when we are obedient to God.
Listen to God today as he tells you how to use what is in your hand.