What is that in your hand?
This week's focus: Do Good
Do you have a desire to be used by God but feel like you aren’t qualified, or you have nothing to offer?
In Exodus 4:2, we find Moses making excuses because he felt inadequate to do the job God called him to do. God’s response was, "What is that in your hand?" And Moses said, "A staff."
God then proceeded to display His strength and power to perform miracles using the shepherd’s staff that was in Moses’ hand.
We see this scenario often in scripture:
God used a little boy’s lunch to feed 5000 when He used what was in his hand (John 6:9).
David’s slayed Goliath by using the stones in his hand (1 Samuel 17:49).
God used the jawbone of a donkey in Samson’s hand (Judges 15:15).
The requirement to be used in mighty ways for God is not talent, strength, money, or education. The requirement is simply a willing heart that chooses to trust in God’s strength and provision. He can use whatever we surrender to him. When we do, our all-powerful God takes it from there and carries out miracles that we get to be part of.
Recently, a movie was made based on the true story of a little boy who was concerned about the homeless being cold. He used all that he had, emptied his piggy bank, and bought a blanket. Soon, one blanket turned into 5000 blankets (which is the name of the movie) and the start of a nonprofit ministry was born. He understood that he wasn’t qualified, but he trusted in the One who is. If a seven-year-old boy can be used by God to make the world a better place, then we are without excuse.
With that in mind, “What is that in your hand?”
2 Corinthians 3:5 (NLT)
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.
Pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for choosing to work through Your children. May we surrender our fears in exchange for the confidence that comes from trusting in Your power and might. Remind our hearts that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Think: Everything we have is a gift from God. What we do with it is our gift to Him. What gifts can you offer Him today?
Act: This year is pivotal for Christians to impact elections since so many seats are up for grabs. True the Vote has produced a free training class to learn how to be a poll observer. It's a great opportunity for Christians to become poll observers to maintain election integrity across the nation. Take a look at the free course and ask God if He is calling you to this easy, non-partisan role to protect our votes. Here’s the link.
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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