“What is that in your hand?” is a question God asked Moses, and He asks the same of us today. The question reveals that God is seeking a working relationship with man for His Kingdom. We are created in Christ Jesus to do good works (Ephesians 2:10), and we should be readily available and respond as Isaiah did, “Here am I. Send me” (Isaiah 6:8).
God is perfect and His works are perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4). God does not need us yet He yearns for us to partner with Him. It is a privilege to partner with God! What makes this even better is that God is not looking for anyone qualified or perfect. He will use you just as you are; all He needs is a willing heart. Step into partnership with God, and you will experience the pleasure of His presence, power, praise, and recognition. I recall my experience in participating in our district’s witnessing mission. It was a first for me, and I entrusted myself to God. In this instance God was asking me to go where I had never been, to do what I had never done, and to use what I had never used. Oh my, the pleasure of His presence and power was all mine! I received power from the Holy Spirit as I had prayed, and He enabled me to bring seven souls to Christ. I triumphed in God. What I had in my hand, then, was a willing heart.
Partnering with God in His work is not in vain. Whatever is in your hand is a gift, a talent from God. Put it to use so that you may have a story in your life to speak about God and tell what He has done for you. God will remember and recognise the works you have done.
If you have never witnessed and perhaps are fearful of trying, read Acts 1:8. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to the persons to whom you can share the Gospel and enable you to do so.
Father, I am ready to use what I have in my hand to do Your works. Amen.