Your RESTORATION is in your hands [Devotional: January 8 - 14]

 


Day Na Break Weekly Devotional [January 8 - 14]

Your RESTORATION is in your hands

By: Guladia

Do you know that your RESTORATION is in your hands? That's right!! Begin to look in your hands. What do you have? Never despise what you have as little or as nothing. God is ever ready to work with what you have.

God asked Moses, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff", he replied. -Exodus 4:2.
Then the Lord said to him, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it - Exodus 4:3.
When the Lord told Moses to throw his staff down, Moses didn't ask why. Remember, God asked Moses what was in his hand. The only thing Moses had in his hand was his staff. So he simply responded, "A staff." He didn't say, "A staff. Why?" OR "A staff. What does this have to do with anything?", like some of us would today. Simply "A staff". Then God told Moses to throw it to the ground. Now this is where most people would be like, "...but God, where is all this going?" OR "Why should I throw it to the ground?" OR "What for?" Moses didn't ask a question. He simply followed the instruction coming from God.
When you go to Exodus 14:1-31, God gave Moses a simple instruction again. In verse 16, God said "Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground." Verse 21: Then Moses stretched out his hand [with the staff in it] over the sea and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land...



Now hear this: When God instructs, simply follow. God can use whatever it is that is in your hand. When God inquires of you, "What is that in your hand", it is not because He [God] does not know what is in your hand. It is because God wants to know if you are alert and aware of what you have, no matter how insignificant it may appear to be. So d not say, "But God, you already know what I have" OR Do not say you have NOTHING.
Now, when God gives you an instruction, simply obey. God told Moses to drop the staff, and it turned into a snake...God told Moses to stretch the staff towards the Red Sea, and the water divided!
When God says move, move! When God gives you an instruction, follow. What happens afterwards is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Only OBEY!!!



Let's look at the case of the 5,000 plus people Jesus fed. The disciples missed out on the opportunity to perform that miracle because they could not follow a simple instruction. Jesus said to them, "You give them something to eat." - Matthew 14:16. They then went like: Hey, come on now, Jesus. We have ONLY 5 loaves of bread and 2 pieces of fish....more like, Are you kidding right now? Now, when you read John's version of this story, Jesus asked Philip where they could buy bread from to feed the people. John 6:5. Jesus was only testing Philip (verse 6) and sure enough, Philip failed that test. He went like, [Buy? Are you serious, Jesus? You mean you want us buy bread to feed over 5,000 people? Where are we going to get that kind of money from?] Sounds like most of us today.
Then Philip went, 'See, even if we work for 8 months, we CANNOT earn enough money to [buy bread and] feed these people. John 6:7. Philip totally disregarded the fact that he was working with the creator of the universe, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God who owns the earth and all that is within it!!!
Jesus saw that His disciples were not ready to do exploit. So He did the miracle Himself. They missed out on that opportunity. When Jesus [God] instructs, follow. That's all. What happens afterward is really not for you to say.
God can use whatever it is that you have to do great and marvelous things in your life. Only follow his instructions and believe.
God bless you.

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