What’s in Your Hand?

NOVEMBER 6TH, 2021      |    In this story in Exodus, Moses is giving God all the reasons why he’s not qualified to lead God’s people out of bondage, and the Lord’s answer to him, “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2). God didn’t ask Moses, “What’s your highest level of education,” “Who is your family?” or, “What is your net worth?” 


When David heard the nine-foot tall giant hurling insults against his personal friend—Jehovah God—he didn’t ask for heavy armor; in fact, he turned it down. He chose instead what he could fit in his hand, five smooth stones and a slingshot.


And when the little boy in a crowd of more than 5,000 people heard that there wasn’t enough food for lunch, he gave what was in his hand—five loaves and two small fish.

Moses had a stick, David had a stone, and the little boy had bread. And yet it was a stick with the mighty power of God that parted the Red Sea, a stone propelled by the power of the Holy Spirit that fell a loud-mouthed giant, and five loaves of bread and two fish multiplied by the Master that fed a multitude. God could do it Himself, but He wants you and your hands.

What’s in Your Hand?

Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied.

–Exodus‬ 4:2 NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied.

–Exodus‬ 4:2 NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

In this story in Exodus, Moses is giving God all the reasons why he’s not qualified to lead God’s people out of bondage, and the Lord’s answer to him, “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2). God didn’t ask Moses, “What’s your highest level of education,” “Who is your family?” or, “What is your net worth?” 


When David heard the nine-foot tall giant hurling insults against his personal friend—Jehovah God—he didn’t ask for heavy armor; in fact, he turned it down. He chose instead what he could fit in his hand, five smooth stones and a slingshot.


And when the little boy in a crowd of more than 5,000 people heard that there wasn’t enough food for lunch, he gave what was in his hand—five loaves and two small fish.

Moses had a stick, David had a stone, and the little boy had bread. And yet it was a stick with the mighty power of God that parted the Red Sea, a stone propelled by the power of the Holy Spirit that fell a loud-mouthed giant, and five loaves of bread and two fish multiplied by the Master that fed a multitude. God could do it Himself, but He wants you and your hands.

Thank God for whatever it is that He has placed in your hands. Don’t believe negative thoughts that you are not enough.

Ask the Holy Spirit to come beside you to work through you. Ask Him to use what’s in your hands today.

Gloria Shrock
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