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When I started at Howick Community Church and was assessing what God wants me to do here, this was the question that kept coming up: What’s in your hand?

We read in Exodus 4:2 that God asked that same question of Moses. Moses had his shepherd’s staff in his hand, one would think quite an ordinary tool. Every ordinary thing becomes quite extraordinary in God’s Hands. Or maybe a better way of saying it is that God’s ordinary becomes our extraordinary! God does after all hold the whole world in His hands (Psalm 24:1-2). So, I want to encourage you to go read everything that Moses was able to do with that staff!

What do you have in your hands? And what are you going to do or already doing with what is in your hands? Sometimes we long to have what is in someone else’s hands or we long for what we don’t have in our hands. This type of thinking leads to a number of things.

  1. We can’t see what we have, therefore we cannot use what we have effectively for God’s glory or for the good of others, including ourselves.
  2. We don’t appreciate what we have, and we are not grateful.
  3. What we have in our hands becomes ineffectual.
  4. We can’t use what we’re holding on too tightly.

We have just started our series “Pursuing God’s Heart”. As we go into this series over the next five weeks, we would do well to pay attention to what God has given us and what He wants us to do with it.

Before you think you have nothing or very little, think about the Giver of these gifts. That’s right, whatever we have in our hands is gifts from the Giver. So, before you think you have nothing or very little, even the little can become much in His Hands. Think about the widow and her little oil and bit of flour. Or the boy and his loaves and fish.

What appears miraculous to us, is comes naturally to God.

Let me leave you with this thought: We serve a generous God, and we cannot out-give Him. So, when we generously use what He has given to us as gifts, He is the One who will make sure that we never run out.

Forever trusting God with what’s in my hands!