WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR HAND?
“So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2).
God interrupted Moses with the question “What is in your hand?” At that time Moses was eighty years old and having come to the end of the lifespan, he was rearing the sheep owned by his father-in-law. The question “What is in your hand?” made Moses to think. He had been thinking that the rod in his hands was an ordinary one. But only when he dropped it he realized that it was a terrible serpent. Out of the fear that it may bite and kill him he fled from it.
The Lord asked Moses not to fear and to reach out his hands and take the serpent by its tail. Dear children of God, it is the responsibility of God to crush the head of satan and it is your responsibility to catch hold of its tail. When Moses lifted it by its tail, it turned out to be the rod of God and not that of Moses. Using that rod, God brought ten plagues on the Egyptians. When he stretched that rod towards the Red Sea, it split into two and created a path to the children of Israel. In Rephidim, when the rod was held high, the Amalekites who waged the war were defeated.
Dear children of God, “What is in your hand?” Is it your own will? Sins? Illicit relationships? Anger? Irritation? Drop them down. Today, God has given the Scripture in your hands as His rod. He has given you the promises. If you hold this rod in your hands and stretch it towards your problems, God will give you miraculous victory over them.
Go through the Scripture portion II Kings 4:1-7. There was a jar of oil in a prophet’s home. God made use of it and the prophet’s wife borrowed several vessels and filled them with the oil which remained flowing. The woman sold the oil that was collected in several vessels and after clearing the debts, she used the remaining for their livelihood. What is the oil within you? It is the anointment of the Holy Spirit. God is so gracious that even if this oil of anointment is poured in the vessels of the entire Indian population which works out to 130 crores, all will get filled.
The plumb line is in the hand of Zerubbabel to build the temple (Zechariah 4:10) and an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard is in the hand of Mary (Mark 14:3) and dear children of God, what is in your hands? Maybe, if you possess faith as little as a mustard seed, it will be powerful enough even to move a mountain. Let all your talents, skills and the gifts of the Spirit be used for the glory of the Name of God.
To meditate: “if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Mathew 17:20).