What is in your hands?
Exodus 4: 1-5 (NIV)
1 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”
2 Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A staff,” he replied.
3 The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”
Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”
I thought it would be good to share some notes from my recent sharing of The Word
- As a church, Dandenong Polish Seventh Day Adventist Church, as a community what do we have in our hands?
- What talents do our members have that God can use? Do we even know? Have we taken stock?
- What dreams and visions do we have as a community?
- What motivations do we have that we can place at the feet of the almighty?
- Our faith, corporately what does our faith look like?
- Have we examined how we spend our time as a community
- Do we spend our time arguing about who’s the greatest or anonymously assassinating each other with gossip, un-forgiveness, innuendo and slander? Or are we spending our time looking for ways to build each other up and building the community around us nurturing them into the heavenly kingdom.
The 3 challenges -
- As an individual Look at what’s in your hands? Give it to God as an act of worship.
- The second challenge is to our church leadership, Is to intentionally and systemically look to build others up, to nurture the young people and the young in faith so they too can recognise what is in their hands, being careful not to blind their way but showing, mentoring and deciipleing them into a relationship with Jesus
- My third challenge is - for our church community Dandenong Polish SDA. Have we taken stock and looked to see what’s in our hands, and giving it to God as an act of worship to use as he sees fit for his glory? Or are we trying to keep the status quo at all costs, therefore missing out on the rich blessings God is waiting to give us.... if only we looked at what is in our hands?
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