I remember a song that we used to sing in the church where I grew up. One of the lines in the song said, “Little is much when God is in it.” Have you ever thought about the things that God used in Scripture? Whether it was a staff in the hand of Moses, or a sling in the hand of David, or a jawbone in the hand of Samson. God doesn’t need a big budget and a whole lot of star power to make something happen. He uses simple things, even foolish things, and the reason is that He gets the glory rather than man. The key to usefulness to God isn’t great talent or ability. The key is availability. God uses those who humbly take what little they have and commit it to Him in faith.
Moses didn’t have much when God called him. I imagine that Moses even felt like a failure. After all, he had fled into the wilderness when he killed an Egyptian, leading Pharaoh to put a bounty on his head. All Moses had was a simple staff. It was probably nothing more than a broken piece off of a tree branch, a crude instrument at best. As long as it was in the hand of Moses, it was nothing but a simple stick. But when it was committed to the Lord in faith, it became an instrument of power. In God’s hands, the staff would baffle the magicians of Egypt, turn the Nile into blood, and even part the waters of the Red Sea.
What might you entrust to God today by faith? Maybe it is a financial gift, or a talent you have, or even a vocational platform. Maybe you can volunteer to serve in some area of ministry. Remember, little is much when God is in it!
Father, may You be glorified in my life today. Give me the wisdom to be a good steward of my resources and opportunities. Take what little I have and use it for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
For more, read Exodus 4:1-17