What do you have in your hand?

When God called Moses, He demonstrated His power by turning Moses’ staff into a snake.

Throughout Exodus we read about the many miracles that God performed and Moses took part in, often using his shepherd’s staff.  The staff was used to bring the plagues on Egypt, part the sea, bring victory in battle, and provide water in the desert.  In Exodus 17 Moses calls it the staff of God.

But it didn’t start out as the staff of God.

It was just a staff,
that Moses used to herd sheep.
It wasn’t special.
It wasn’t miraculous.
It was just what he had in his hand.

God didn’t need the staff, or even Moses for that matter, but He invites us to be a part of the work that He is doing, sometimes just asking the question

What do you have in your hand?

The teaching and the question aren’t my own; Dr. Dick Foth preached them on Sunday at National Community Church on Sunday to kick off a capital campaign.  It wasn’t your typical capital campaign sermon, but this isn’t your typical capital campaign.  It’s truly an opportunity to be a part of a miracle.

And as he spoke, what was in my hand hit me like a ton of bricks.

I have a few hundred dollars in cash and uncashed checks.

I almost literally had $616 in my hand.

How can you be a part of what God is doing?

What do you have in your hand?

Posted at 8:00 AM on April 12th, 2011

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