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Bulletin – June 3, 2012

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What Do You Have?

Exodus 4:1-4:20

 God never directs our attention to what we don’t have, but to what we do have even though it seems small.   God gave us everything we needed to do the job.  It is not your ability, your knowledge, your talent, or the size of your gift or the beauty of your gift that matters.  All that matters is: How much of God is in your heart.  Your heart represents what you have that you’re willing to surrender to God.  When God gets in it, it’s enough. The difference is the power of God.

I have just enough meal and oil for one little cake said the widow of Zarephath.  I have just a little pot of oil, said the widow woman who was in debt and in danger of losing her sons to a life of slavery.  There is a lad here with two fish and five loaves of bread, but what is that among so many asked Philip a disciple of Jesus.  But in each case their little bit was enough.  When they put it in God’s hands it became more than enough.  When Samson was assaulted by the philistines, he started looking around for something, anything that he could use and he found the jawbone of an ass and with it slew a thousand men.  What made this jawbone Samson’s weapon of choice? Answer: It was there, it was available, and it was within reach.

God is not looking for greatness, (any old stick, any old bush will do). All God needs is for you to make what you have available to him.

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