Faith in hand

'The Lord said..."What is that in your hand?"' Exodus 4:2 NIV

If you've ever thought 'I wish I had what they've got', you're not quite grasping the importance of what you already do have. It's like the time when God asked Moses what was in his hand (see Exodus 4:2). What Moses saw was the same old, scabby walking stick he'd carried around for years. But, that same old, scabby walking stick became the rod used to dry up a path through the Red Sea! God can take something you've had all your life (which you've always thought of as useless or inadequate) and use it to do 'out-there' things. All you have to do is believe that God can do it. There's nothing like a bit of faith.

It takes faith to move home to a country you've never even seen; but Abraham did it. It takes faith to believe that by marching around looking like crazies in Jericho, walls would come tumbling down, but Joshua did it. It takes faith to believe a stone in a slingshot could turn your nation into a mighty world power; but David did it.

Faith is that crazy, out-there idea in your head, that believes this is not just a useless walking stick, this is not just a slingshot and stone, this is in my hand for a reason.

So what now? What is in your hand? Is it an artistic talent, a heartfelt passion for a cause or group of people, is it the ability to create wealth? Give it to God and see what happens?

Soulfood: 1 Ki 14-15 Mt 18:21-35 Ps 58 Pro 6:12-15,

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