My husband Mike has shared the title of this blog many times since we started Coreluv. It's something God impressed on his heart from the passage in 2 Kings 4:1-7. It's the story of the widow at Zarephath, who had nothing left to give except the small amount that was in her possession, or as Mike and I like to say, "the small amount that was in her hand."
When I ponder what it is that I have in my hand, I try to think of giftings, talents, or skills that God has created in me.If I'm completely honest, I usually come up short when trying to make that list. Like most of you, I am my own worst critic!
Most often, we easily recognize our limitations and decide that, quite frankly, what we have in our hand is not enough. What I love about God is that He is not worried one bit about what we don't have. Rather, I like to think He enjoys showing up through the feebleness of man. It makes Him and the bigger picture for our lives all the more MAGNIFICENT!
One of my fondest memories from bringing groups to Haiti is when Jason and Kim made their first trip with us in September of 2012. Jason and Kim are from New Braunfels, Texas. When Mike and I conducted a pre-trip meeting with their group, Mike asked the group members, "What do you guys want to do while you are in Haiti?" Jason and Kim, being the real and honest people that they are, answered according to their own perceived limitations and said something to the effect of, "we don't really have a whole lot of skills, but Jason can build!" Hence, the playground for the Coreluv orphanage was birthed! Not only was it fabulous, it was the magnificence of God when I saw the joy on the children's faces each time they used it. That playground is a byproduct of someone who was willing to give what was in their hand!
As little or minute as it may seem to us, God is in the business of turning our limitations into opportunities for Him to do His thing! Since that trip in September, Jason and a team of men have constructed another playground at our feeding center in Raboto. They call it "the beast" because it's three times larger than the first playground! Magnificent God!
What is it that God has placed in your hand? I pray today is the day you will stop talking yourself out of attempting something for God solely because you don't feel you have enough. Give Him your morsel! Give Him your copper coin, and watch and see if He doesn't make something GREAT out of it!
Just give Him what's in your hand!
Posted on Thu, May 30, 2013
by Mandy Reiszner