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There is a Trick In Your Stick

The blog title was given to Aunt Mary while listening to teaching from a powerful speaker. Miracles happened in the bible when people used what they had.

In Exodus 14, Moses used a stick to part the Red Sea. Exodus 14:15-18 15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to get moving. 16 As for you, lift your shepherd’s rod, stretch out your hand over the sea, and split it in two so that the Israelites can go into the sea on dry ground. 17 But me, I’ll make the Egyptians stubborn so that they will go in after them, and I’ll gain honor at the expense of Pharaoh, all his army, his chariots, and his cavalry. 18 The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord, when I gain honor at the expense of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his cavalry.”

Some of us are crying out to God for help, and God is saying, use what you have so that He can get the glory.

In 1 Samuel 17, David used a slingshot and a rock to kill Goliath. Saul gave David his armor, but David said he was not used to it. So he used what he had and trusted in the power of God to kill the giant.

In Matthew 14-21, Jesus used two fishes and five loaves of bread to feed 5000 people and the children. Jesus trusted God, blessed the food/gave thanks to God, then divided what he had among the people. As a result, the food multiplied, and some were left over.

There is the widow’s story and the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 1:13-16, where the widow used flour and oil. Elijah asked the widow to make him a little loaf of bread first.

12 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any food; only a handful of flour in a jar and a bit of oil in a bottle. Look at me. I’m collecting two sticks so that I can make some food for myself and my son. We’ll eat the last of the food and then die.” 13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go and do what you said. Only make a little loaf of bread for me first. Then bring it to me. You can make something for yourself and your son after that. 14 This is what Israel’s God, the Lord, says: The jar of flour won’t decrease and the bottle of oil won’t run out until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.” 15 The widow went and did what Elijah said. So the widow, Elijah, and the widow’s household ate for many days. 16 The jar of flour didn’t decrease, nor did the oil bottle run out, just as the Lord spoke through Elijah.

Our miracle is at hand. Trust God, use what you have, step out on faith, and watch the power of God manifest.

There is a trick in your stick!

Prayer: Thank you, God. In you, I have everything I need. I repent for doubting you. I trust in you and your power. God, your word says that what a person has, more will be given. I use what I have, take action by faith, and watch you move. I thank you for my miracle! In Jesus’ name! Amen.

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