One of my favorite stories in the Bible is that of Moses and the burning bush. I love the idea of God doing the unusual to pull us out of the rut of day-to-day living into which we so often slip.
God calls Moses aside and begins to unfold His great plan to deliver Israel from the bondage of Egypt. He tells an 80 year-old shepherd that he is to assume the command of over 2 1/2 million freed slaves and lead them through the wilderness to the land of promise. First, he has to stand before the most powerful man in the world and demand their release upon the command of an unseen God.
Moses immediately begins to make excuses: They won’t listen to me, God. I am not a great speaker, etc.
God replies with a simple question, “Moses, what is that in your hand?”
Moses happened to be holding a big stick, which is irrelevant. This was not a magic wand. It could have been a pencil, a hammer, a stethoscope or knitting needle. The point God was teaching Moses was that He was able to take the ordinary and use it in miraculous ways. God turned that stick into a snake, then back into a stick again.
Moses learned a valuable lesson that day, when God is all you have, He is all you need.
So often in the journey of faith, we are confronted with tasks or obstacles that exceed our abilities and resources. We must learn to completely rely upon the power of God to provide what we need to go where He leads. We should not depend upon our abilities, possessions, friends or family to do what God has called us to do by His power. We should continue in faith to follow the plan that He has given us.
When God is all we have, He is all we need.