An opportunity for you to continue your study of God’s Word throughout the week…
“WHAT’S THAT IN YOUR HAND?”
Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.’” So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.”
A true event happened a number of years ago. An airplane took off by itself. Somehow it had been left in gear, and it just taxied down the runway and took off. It’s a true story. It went ninety miles, and then crashed. It took off on its own, flew for ninety miles, and then something happened. Without God you can take off for a while. Without God you can go high for a while.
Without God you can get your own name for a while or you can build something that’s great for a while. But there is coming a time when you’re going to run out of fuel. When you run out of fuel, that landing is going to be hard. So before you take off, make sure God is in charge. Before you take off, make sure God is calling the shots. Before you take off, make sure you have submitted to God, so that when you take off, you keep flying, and don’t crash-land.
God had Moses throw down his rod and then pick it back up. When Moses first held his rod, it was his. When Moses picked the rod up, it was God’s rod. God wanted Moses to get started the right way… with God.
CHALLENGE: Hold on loosely and leave room for God to move you.