God asked Moses a question, He knew the answer, but God wanted Moses to see the power in the ordinary.
“Then the Lord asked Moses, ‘What is in your hand?’ ‘A shephard’s staff,’ Moses replied.
In the Bible we find that God uses whatever someone has at the moment for His purposes and glory. Take for example the widow with two cents in Mark 12:42; five small barley loaves and two small fish in John 6:9; a slingshot in 1 Samuel 17:49 and of course a shepherd’s staff in Exodus 4:2.
I remember the very first message I ever preached was on Exodus 4:2. I was so unsure of myself, felt so different and unworthy to speak to in a Bible College preaching class. However I felt God was asking me that same question, “What is in your hand?” The Holy Spirit had given me understanding that if I would put everything, my personality, my strengths and my weaknesses, my past and my failures in His hands, it would be more than enough because God uses the ordinary!
All these many years later I wish I could tell you how confident and self-assured I am, but truthfully I know more now how much I desperately need God! I have found God specializes in using the ordinary things in our lives that we give completely to Jesus as they bring glory to God.
So I ask you today, “What is in your hand?” Give it to Jesus every bit of it – the good, the bad and the ugly – and you will see the power of God expressed in the ordinary.
From my heart to yours,