There’s a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, But that’s a drop in the bucket for a crowd like this,” [John 6:9]

The economy of the Kingdom of God is always FAITH, but what God has promised is performed when His Word is acted upon not sat on.  This morning God’s Word is the answer to every prayer that you pray and every longing of the heart and by faith you must act upon it.  Like the small packet of yeast in the cupboard it is dormant, but when opened and exposed to other ingredients it becomes alive and active—it causes growth!

All that is necessary is a ‘mustard seed’ of faith,”…if you have faith as a mustard seed you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” [Matthew 17:20]  Use what you have, this was the lesson of Moses when God said, ”What is that in your hand…” And Moses said, ”A rod”  and God said, ”Cast it on the ground.”  So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent…” that rod would be the thing used by God to deliver an entire nation out of Egypt.  God transforms what is in your hand for His purpose.

What’s in your hand—what’s at your disposal?  It may seem small, but it is enough when once you use what you have, when once you sow the seed of faith God moves and acts on your behalf, the widow learned this as she did what the prophet said, the oil never stopped flowing… …until she stopped pouring.  [2 Kings 4]

The economy of this world produces fear and risks that have no guarantee, but God gives us His wisdom for such a time as this.  Fear buries the thing left in the hand, fear crushes the thing for fear of losing it.  Faith uses what has been given and in the using believes for greater return.  Moses needed the staff to accomplish his task of shepherding; the widow needed her little oil to sustain life.  The thing in the hand is the gift of God to produce the thing necessary to fulfill His purpose, to provide deliverance and to be the provision of life.  What’s in your hand?

Further Readings:    2 Kings 4:1-7;  2 Corinthians 9:6-10