What do you have?

Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. This was Peter’s response to crippled man begging for money at the temple (see Acts 3:6). It could have been very easy for Peter and John to ignore the man like everyone else and just keep walking by. What the beggar was asking for they didn’t have, but they didn’t let that stop them from meeting his need. Don’t let what you don’t have keep you from using what you do have.

God never uses what He has, He always asks what do we have to offer first. Look at Moses. God told him that he was going to deliver the people of Israel out of Egypt. Moses started to make all these excuses, who am I, I can’t speak, send someone else. God asked Moses in Exodus 4:2 “What is that in your hand?” What’s in your hands today that God is wanting to use for his glory?

God uses the natural (what you have) to do the supernatural (what He can do). When Jesus fed the 5000, He asked Philip where they could buy bread to feed the people. He only did this to test Philip because Jesus already knew what He was going to do (see John 6:5) Sometimes God tests us in certain situations to see if we really trust Him. When God asks you to do something, you already have everything you need to do what He told you to do. Andrew told Jesus what they had, five loaves and two fish, Jesus took what they had in the natural and did the supernatural with it (see John 6:8-14). Don’t let the size or amount of what you have, though it looks insignificant to you, hold you back from doing what God has called you to do.

So I say again, What do you have?


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