What is in your hand?

Feb. 2016 Anne 1Exodus 4:2 “And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand?  And he said, A rod.”

Moses was fearful that the Israelites would not believe him when he told them that the Lord had chosen him to lead them out of Egypt.  As he questioned, God asked him,  “What is that in your hand?”  He was telling Moses that if he would just use what he already had, he would see miracles performed and God’s will accomplished.

We see this same thing in other places in the Bible.  The woman who fed Elijah only had a small pot of oil and a little meal, but when she used it to feed the prophet, there was more there to provide for her and her son, and it never diminished as long as it was needed.

The widow woman only had a little oil, but when she began to pour it out into other vessels, it kept multiplying and gave her the means to provide for her family.

God has given every one of us abilities and talents.  He does not hold us accountable for what we do not have, but for how we use what He has given us.  Until we use what we already have, He will not give us more.

Prayer:  Lord, open my eyes today to see what you have given me, and help me to use those abilities and talents to bless those around me.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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