STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND
Moses was a man like all other men with one exception. He was a man that did as the Lord said.
Moses carried a rod in his hand that was only a piece of wood until the Lord made it something else. Ex 4:2-4, the Lord said to him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, a rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground and it became a serpent, and Moses fled from it. And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth your hand and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand and caught it and it became a rod in his hand.
The rod was only a piece of wood as long as Moses had it. The difference is when what we have is given to the Lord it takes on a different direction.
There was a group of people; John chapter six that had a very serious problem. A large crowd was hungry and there was very little food. Andrew one of the disciples said, There is a lad that hath five barley loaves and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
Did you ever try to feed fifty people with one bucket of chicken? Needless to say it would not go very far if we tried it. Here is only five pieces of bread and two small fish. Look what happened. Jesus took the loaves and when he had given thanks he distributed to the disciples, the disciples to them that set down. Verse 10 tells us there were about five thousand men fed and there was twelve baskets of remains left.
For Phillip, he said two hundred pennyworth (forty dollars) would not be sufficient for them that every one of them may take a little. With Jesus the small amount was multiplied that every one was fed and plenty was left over.
I am of the opinion that it all depends on whose hands your hands are in. When man feels he can handle things himself and needs no one else he doesn't get too far in life. No wonder there are so many people today that are constantly struggling with life when if they would only look up and ask the Lord for help. Yes I believe there are Christians that are living below their blessing because of not looking up to where their blessings come from.
The Israelites found out that the Lord provides, through the sea, in the wilderness, by day and by night. What is that in your hand? Your life, your future, your loved ones are all in our hands and today if we will place them and ourselves in his care and keeping we can see farther down the road that it pays to let Jesus