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  • Writer's pictureLouie Monteith


(Exo 4:2-3) So the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A rod." 3 And He said, "Cast it on the ground." So he cast it on the ground...

Moses couldn’t believe that God wanted to use him to deliver the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt. So he had some details he wanted to clarify with God. He asked the Lord about the possibility of the people being skeptical of his being the one to lead them. God replied by asking Moses what he had in his hand. Moses declared that it was a rod. God said to cast the rod on the ground. Well, we know what happened. The rod became a serpent as a sign that Moses was indeed sent by God.

Moses did a lot with that rod. With it he called for the plagues on the land, he parted the Red Sea, and brought water out of the rock. It was just a simple rod in his hand that God used to do great things.

Do you want to be used by God? What is in your hand? Is it a set of mechanics tools? Then use them for the glory of God. Help that single mom or that widow with her car. What is in your hand? Is it a mouse? Then use your computer knowledge to encourage a missionary or design a web page for a ministry. What is in your hand? An artist’s tool? Then use your talents to design works of art that reflect the majesty of our God. There is something you can do for the Lord because He graces us all with unique talents of some sort that can be used in service to our King.

What is in your hand? Cast it on the ground and see what God can do!



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