“Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.’ ” So the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.” And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand), “that they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.”
Memory Verse: “He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached out his hand and took it, and killed a thousand men with it.” Judges 15:15
“Oh Lord, I just need you to provide this and that for me, please Lord!” This possibly sounds close to home, a conversation which occurs in our everyday life as we usually wake up with a wish list and present it to God first and at every opportunity. These demands keep going daily and with every day comes something new to the wish list and even sometimes we have no idea our prayers have been answered.
Moses in today’s bible verse, similar to every one of us was born with a purpose and looking into the history of his birth till the point in which he spoke to God, we’ll see he was specially created to deliver Gods people from Egypt and take them to the promised land. Moses previously had an encounter with God in Genesis 3 but despite all that. Moses was still more scared of the world out there than he was scared of God.
Moses had everything he needed to progress with his God’s given assignment and even the rod on his hands was an instrument of miracle but Moses was unaware as to him, it was just “a rod” to hold; nothing important!
Many of us are like Moses and have everything we need, the word of God as our guide and the things He has positioned in our lives as instruments of miracle but because we are looking elsewhere for much bigger things, we miss out completely on that which we have.
God didn’t tell Moses to go find a serpent, He turned the rod held by Moses into a serpent when He needed to. God does not need our support in proving to the world that He is God over our lives, everything we have now is enough for Him to show the world we serve a living God and all that’s left is for us to follow instructions on how to use them effectively.
Samson used the jawbone of a donkey to kill thousands, Jesus used five loaves and two fishes to fed thousands on multiple occasions, and a rod as the first instrument of miracles for Moses. His word says, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” I Corinthians 1:27
As we journey through life, it’s important to continue to observe everything around us as God is constantly using everything and anything to deliver a message. What is your prayer point? What answers are you expecting? Look around you, what do you have in your hands? You need to start asking God for how to use those instruments.
There is no need for miracle hunting, your miracle is in your hands already.
- Father I thank you for you are my everlasting Joy.
- Thank you for all you have done for me and have given me in gifts, talents and instruments of miracles
- Help me to see that which you have given me, teach me how to use them for your wonderful works of wonders
- Use me Lord as a ready vessel unto honor, I am ready for your use Lord, use me
- Forgive me Lord of all my iniquities, bless me abundantly and make me a blessing unto others, in Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen