A few days ago as I was sitting alone with the Lord in my living room, when I heard this voice asking me “ What is in your hands ? “
As I searched the word I found that God had asked the same question to Moses ‘What is in your hands?’
God called Moses in a season where it must have felt like he was living a dead-end life. Behind him was a bitter past and a big mistake he had committed. He had behind him a season, where he was left to the mercy of strangers at the bank of river Nile, with no assurance of reaching shore or surviving. His childhood was marred by the physical absence of his biological parents, growing up to know he was a stutterer and adding insult to injury, he ended up losing it all in one impassioned moment to become a murderer and fugitive.
A helpless childhood, a stuttering, stammering Hebrew juvenile in the pharaoh’s palace; a failure as Israel’s defender, a murderer, a fugitive and a stranger. This is who Moses was when God called him to deliver a bunch of grumpy and disobedient people from the hand of the mighty Pharaoh. This torrid past and life experiences now determined how he felt about himself as he got a glimpse of the Almighty Lord. But God asks him a question. ‘What is in your hands?’
The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.”
This is the same question Jesus asked his disciples when they had to feed 5000. Often, we can allow our past and our circumstances to determine how we feel and forget to focus on what we carry. The little we carry is what God needs to divide the red sea. The rod that looks insignificant is the rod that brought God’s people to God’s promise. As new covenant believers, we have Jesus as our rod. He is the authority that we have! He was the stone that was rejected but is now the chief corner stone. So as the Lord asked me what do I have, my answer was Jesus!
No matter what we loose and no matter how badly we mess up remember it’s Jesus who is our constant. It is in Him that we have our being and it is in Him that we will have our new beginnings and restoration. As we lift up the name of Jesus, our constant in the midst of the confusion and the loss, I can assure you that God’s limitless power will overtake all our limitations. Our constant, Jesus is not only a restorer but also a redeemer. And redemption means restoration as if it was never ever lost!!!
So what is in my hands, today and forever, is Jesus.
The more I lift Him up, the more I am secure.
The more I lift Him up, the more I experience His redemption power in impossible situations.
Our blog for this week was written by our dear Dr Stephen Samuel, a senior leader of the House of Healing Ministries.