What do we already have?
Passions like sports, food, teaching and mentoring, or music?
God asks us to use whatever we have to serve him and grow his kingdom here on earth. So how does this apply to me?
My house is used for a small group Bible study. It is also used sometimes for meetings about the Women’s Ministry I serve in.
My car has been used to bring neighbors and friends to church activities. It is also used to pick up women I am mentoring as we go have lunch and talk and grow our faith.
God gave me an education and experience so I could have a great career. I use those same assets as I serve in church.
God gave me passions for teaching and mentoring and music and he has given me opportunities to serve him in all of those areas.
During the discussion at Moses’ burning bush, God told Moses to go to the elders of Israel and tell them that God was going to bring them out of the misery in Egypt. Then the elders were supposed to go with Moses to ask Pharoah to release the Israelites for 3 days to go into the desert to worship God. Moses replied, “What if they don’t believe me?”
And God said, ” What is in your hand?”
Moses already had the tools, experience and passion he needed to obey God. He just needed to use them.
Moses had his staff in his hand and, when he threw it on the ground, God turned into a snake. I would believe God was in the middle of what was going on if I saw that, wouldn’t you?
Just like he did with Moses, God intends to use what he has already given me for his purposes.
He intends to use what he has already given you to help grow your faith and to grow his kingdom here on earth.
God is asking us, “What is in your hand?”
Thank you for all of the things you have already given us, Abba Father.