We believe that God has given each and every person a gift or talent that they are passionate about and that He designed for us to use that gift or talent to share our testimony with others.
The Lord asks Moses, “What is in your hand?” in Exodus 4:2
Moses had a staff in his hand, which was common for a shepherd. The Lord asked him to throw it on the ground and when he obeyed and threw it down, that is when it was used by God to get his attention and the attention of everyone who saw it. God intended for Moses to use what was in his hand as an opportunity for him to show how great God was and to lead God’s people out of Egypt
As we traveled across the USA speaking at the Work and Witness Conferences and at various churches and other venues over the month of September, we challenged young and old alike to look at what was in their hands and to pray about how God would like to use that as a means to share the love of Jesus with others.
Sam, a former motocross champion in the Philippines, uses that passion for dirt bikes to teach others how to race professionally, and as he shares his experience as a champion with them, he also shares his testimony and introduces them to Jesus.
We have heard from several people who are recognizing that it is not only big things that can be shared, but the mop handle in Rebecca’s hand can be a means of an opportunity for her to share with her co-workers, to lend a listening ear and to share the hope that she has found in Jesus. You can read her story here.
As we ask the Spirit to lead us where our trust is without borders, and to let us walk on the waters, wherever God calls us, our faith will be made stronger in His presence.
In our morning devotions with the WMC Team, we discussed this theme and some new insights came out. One is the idea of complete trust in the miracle God will do through us. It took Moses a little longer to accept that God would work through him. God had to do something physically to him – the leprous hand and the restoring of his hand before he actually accepted God’s call to use what was in his hand. And as we talked about throwing down what is in our hands, we discussed that it is in the stepping out in faith and using those gifts that God has given us that we will see Him using it. And it might turn into a snake and we me might not understand why that is, but we need to trust Him for the outcome, knowing it is for His glory not our own.We had ballers made that said Passion + Purpose and What’s In Your Hands? The “+” between Passion + Purpose is a Red CROSS. To remind us that it is using our passions for God’s purpose. We gave the ballers out at the different venues as a reminder to use what God has put in their hands to share their testimony and to introduce others to Him. They were a huge hit with young and old alike as they looked at what God had placed in their hands. We have enjoyed seeing posts on social media from across the globe of people sharing how they are using their passions as a platform to share the love of Jesus with others. If you would like to post your story, please use #WhatsInYourHands2016 so we can track it!
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