Monday Morning Encouragement - What's in Your Hand?

"The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
Exodus 4:2

When the Lord called Moses from the burning bush to return to Egypt and free His people, Moses questioned how the Egyptians and Hebrews would receive him. The Lord responded, "What is that in your hand?" All Moses held was a staff. But a common staff committed to God became a tool for miracles that freed the entire Jewish nation. 

"An elderly widow, restricted in her activities, was eager to serve Christ. After praying about this, she realized that she could bring blessing to others by playing the piano. The next day she placed this small ad in the Oakland Tribune: 'Pianist will play hymns by phone daily for those who are sick and despondent—the service is free.' The notice included the number to dial. When people called, she would ask, 'What hymn would you like to hear?' Within a few months her playing had brought cheer to several hundred people. Many of them freely poured out their hearts to her, and she was able to help and encourage them." (Source Unknown.

The simplest things committed to the Almighty can perform wonders. What's in your hand?

Today's music video Nobody by Casting Crowns featuring Matthew West inspires me to trust God to use me for His purpose. I hope it will encourage and inspire you, as well.

I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.


  1. What a great story. Sometimes it is the talents or just kindness that is free and free to give. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. xoxo Kris

  2. I think this is my favorite one so far. xxoo

  3. What a great example of doing what you can with what you've got where you are with all your heart! ❤️

  4. As always, I love your encouraging words. As Mother Teresa noted, Do small things with great love.

  5. And I thought of the Scripture that tells us whatever our hand finds to do, do it mightily as unto the Lord. There are so many ways to serve Him!


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