Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

May 22

And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.

Exodus 4:2

Often people say, “I can’t be used. If I try to serve in some way, the people won’t respond. If I try to be used at work or in Sunday school, in my neighborhood or in my family, no one will listen. If I try to pray with my wife, she won’t receive from me; that’s for other guys, not me.” But before you fall prey to that kind of thinking, take a look at what is in your hand.

“What’s in your hand?” God asked Moses.

“A shepherd’s rod,” Moses answered.

“That’s what I’ll use,” said God.

“What’s in your hand, Paul?”

“A pen. I’m a scholar.”

“I’ll use that,” said God. “You will write a great portion of My Word.”

“What’s in your hand, Peter?”

“A net. I’m a fisherman.”

“I’ll use that,” said God. “You will be a fisher of men and haul people into the Kingdom.”

If you wonder how you can serve God, how you can be used by Him, take a look at what’s in your hand. When you were born, God gave you gifts that are simply waiting to be activated when you become born again. You’re already doing that which He will energize and empower for ministry. What’s in your hand? A computer? A hammer? A basketball? That’s what He will use for His glory.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy. If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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