3-27-2017

Scriptural Truth – Do You Have A Handful?

 

What is enough? In your life and service to God you may offer the excuse that you don’t have much to offer in service to God. Perhaps you struggle financially and it takes almost everything you have to make ends meet. Maybe you have health issues which limit your ability to do a lot ot things others do. My question is “Do you have a handful?” A handful of something to offer God that is the best you can offer of what you have. David only had a sling. Moses only had a staff. Samson only had a jawbone. A widow only had two pennies. And a lad only had five loaves and two fish. Yet, it was enough; more than enough. It was during a great famine in the days of King Ahab (1 Kings 17), Elijah, the prophet, asked a widow for a piece of bread. Her response to him was, “I do not have any bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar.” To the widow, only a “handful” was insufficient to meet the needs of Elijah. And I suppose “only a handful” doesn’t seem like much at all, but that all depends upon whose hands we’re talking about. Only a “handful” in the widow’s hands wasn’t much, but a “handful” in the hands of God is an inexhaustible supply, and the rest of the account of the story makes this clear. By her giving what she had she was blessed and God miraculously made that “handful of flour” meet her needs and last throughout the duration of the famine. Can you imagine only a handful of flour and a little oil lasting someone for months and providing bread to eat every day avoiding starvation. The point I want you to take away from this account is that our “little handful” isn’t much, but with God it’s more than enough! We don’t all have the same abilities nor do we all have the same financial status but what we do have is self. When we give God what he desires most, which is self, then he takes us and the abilities we have to offer and increases it. Don’t allow the excuses of not having much to offer God stop you from giving what you can. Will you not commit today to live your life for Christ and become a child of God? Allow him to mold and shape you with what you have. If you believe that Christ is the son of God and are willing to repent of your sins, confess Christ and be buried with him in baptism for the remission of sins then God will use you to his glory. Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth, Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.

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