What Is In Your Hand?

Fulfill your life's purpose: What is in your hand?

Are you doubting that the tools you have can help you complete your job?

Do you suspect that the resources you have cannot complete your project?

If you are understand that "What Is In Your Hand" is what will solve your problem when it is combined with the Power of God.




Moses
When God appeared to Moses and sent him to Pharaoh, Moses asked Him, "Suppose the Israelites do not believe me or listen to me or they say 'God has not appeared to you.'" (Exodus 4:1)

God answered Moses by asking him, "What is in your hand?(Exodus 4:2)

He answered "A rod". (Exodus 4:2)

God told him to cast it to the ground and when he did so, it became a snake. The Lord told him to pick it up by its tail and it became a rod once again. God then said, "So that they can believe that the Lord God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob has appeared to you.(Exodus 4:5)

God showed Moses that he was going to use the rod he had in his hand to make the Isrealites believe him. Since at that time Moses was taking care of the sheep of his father-in-law Jethro, that rod was most probably a shepherd staff he used in his day to day job. 

This shows us that when "What Is In Your Hand" is combined with God's Power, it can do wonders for you even if it considered insignificant by others.

Later when the Israelites were crying because they had been trapped between the Red Sea and Pharaoh's army, God said to Moses, "Lift up your rod and stretch your hand over the Red sea and divide it and the Israelites shall go on dry ground in the middle of the sea." (Exodus 14:5)

Once again the rod that was in Moses's hand combined with the Power of God performed a miracle for Moses and the Israelites and solved their problem.

Therefore do not disdain "What Is In Your Hand" because when it is combined with the Power of God it can provide miraculous solutions for your problems. 
With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26



Widow of Zarephath
We can see another example of "What Is In Your Hand" providing a miraculous solution for your problem from the Widow of Zarephath.

This lady had in her hand only A handful of flour and a little oil (1 Kings 17:8) and she was facing the problem of death by starvation because she was going to use to prepare the last meal for her and her son.

God sent the Prophet Elijah to her and he asked her to first prepare a small cake for him and told her "Thus says the Lord God of Isreal: 'The bin of flour shall not be used up and the oil of jar shall not run dry until the Lord sends rain on earth.'" (1 Kings 17:14)

The Widow did as Elijah had said and when her meager resources were combined with God's Power, she was able to achieve a lot because she and her household together with Elijah ate for many days for the flour was not used up and the oil did not run dry. (1 Kings 17:15-16)

Therefore even if "What Is In Your Hand" seems as useless a shepherd's rod or as insufficient as a handful of flour, know that when it is combined with the Power  of God it can do wonders for your life. 

These events are also great examples of the excellence of God's Power. (2 Corinthians 4:7) 


       

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11 comments:

  1. Awesome teaching here! Visiting from Teaching What is Good. God bless you.

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  2. The Widow of Zarephath is one of my favorite stories. A little coupled with trust in and obedience to God can do amazing things. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Yes, that is true - a little in the natural with God's supernatural power equals a miracle.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful lesson! I needed to read this today and will remind myself of your words, "Therefore even if "What Is In Your Hand" seems as useless a shepherd's rod or as insufficient as a handful of flour, know that when it is combined with the Power of God it can do wonders for your life." Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Neighbors at Lyli's.... We must be sure we are holding the right stuff! xo

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    1. This is awesome. I have never thought of it that way - Thank you.

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  5. Great reminder! I fear because I don't feel like I have what I need to, but this reminder that it's in my hand is so wise!
    Visiting from #DancewithJesus

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    1. What you have in your hand combined with God's Power is always enough as evidenced by Moses' rod and the little oil in the widow's jar. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  6. Yes, God takes our little and makes it His big! Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth.

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    1. Yes, He does and this reminds me that we should not despise our little or small beginnings. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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