What’s in your hand?

By: Dave Hane

Nearly 3,500 years ago, God confronted a nomadic Hebrew shepherd with a simple but profound question: What’s in your hand? 

In Exodus 4, God has just informed Moses that he has been chosen by God to lead the children of Israel out of Egyptian slavery. And Moses has just informed God that He has the wrong man! So God asks a question. 

Whenever God asks us a question, we know it is NOT because He doesn’t know the answer. It is usually because He wants us to learn, or maybe even “unlearn” something. 

So God says to Moses, “What’s in your hand?” 

Moses is holding a simple wooden staff, a tool of his profession as a shepherd. But you know the story. Once Moses surrendered to God what he had, God was able to use Moses to carry out His amazing plan of deliverance. 

Today, God still asks His followers the same question. So what is in YOUR hands? And are you willing to surrender it to God to be used for His purposes, wherever He may lead?  

Check out these short videos about how God is working through the lives of two passionate followers of Jesus on the Asia-Pacific region!

What do you enjoy doing? What gifts and passions do you have that can be a blessing to others? Check out the opportunities page to see if there is a place where your passion meets the world’s need.

Dave Hane serves as the Regional Personnel Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific region. Dave and his wife Kim also pastor an organic church in Singapore.

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