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Power in Your Hands

The Watered Soul: Power in Your Hands

Apr 9, 2010

Power in Your Hands

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With my hands I shuffle endless heaps of paper at work, add my signature to notes, wash dishes, fold piles of laundry, and click through my favorite channels with the remote. I use these hands to pat Bella and fill her doggy dishes. Through these same hands money passes to pay bills. And often within their grip is the latest book or Bible verse I'm reading. Each of these ordinary and seemingly insignificant tasks keeps my hands busy. But could this be all that God had in mind for these hands of mine?

You've probably read the poem entitled, Whose Hands It's In, if not I've included at the bottom of the post. Through the hands of a murderer like Moses, God placed deliverance for a whole nation. In the hands of a persecutor like Paul, God placed healing for many. The hands of a little shepherd boy like David laid the assassination of a giant named Goliath. God placed a baby born to be the Savior of the world in the hands of a virgin girl named Mary. In the hands of fishermen, Christ placed the authority and power to spread the Gospel. The hand of one blogger with a single idea was able to unite bloggers across hemispheres to join an A-Z Challenge. In the hands of a scared farmer named Gideon, God placed the ability to be a rescuer. These were all ordinary people, whom God choose to use, going about their daily lives. But how did the insignificant become a candidate for such inspiring and honorable feats? They simply chose to place their hands in God's hand.

Now go ahead and take a look at those hands of yours and know that God wants to use those hands as well. Father we not only place our hands in your hands but our whole lives as well.

 Whose Hands it's In.
A basketball in my hands is worth about $19.
A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands
Is worth about $33 million.
It depends Whose hands it’s in.

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.
A baseball in Mark Mcquire’s hands
Is worth $19 million.
It depends Whose hands it’s in.

A tennis racket is useless in my hands.
A tennis racket in Pete Sampras’ hands
Is a Wimbledon Championship.
It depends Whose hands it’s in.

A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal.
A rod in Moses’ hands
Will part the mighty sea.
It depends Whose hands it’s in.

A sling shot in my hands is a kid’s toy.
A sling shot in David’s hand
Is a mighty weapon.
It depends Whose hands it’s in.

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands
Is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in God’s hands
Will feed thousands.
It depends Whose hands it’s in.

Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse.
Nails in Jesus Christ’s hands
Will produce salvation for the entire world.
It depends Whose hands it’s in.

So put your concerns, your worries, your fears,
Your hopes, your dreams, your families
And all your relationships into God’s hands.
Because as you can see
It matters Whose hands their in.
Author Unknown

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At April 9, 2010 at 6:03 AM , Blogger WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

An amazing blog, It was such a pleasure to read, set me up for the day. Thank you.


At April 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Linda said...

I have chills reading your blog - good chills. You are a fantastic writer - and you are so right about the hands of the A-Z challenge creator uniting us in a way that would never have happened in our ordinary lives.

At April 9, 2010 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Watery Tart said...

Very interesting way to think of it. I hope some day a pen in my hand is worth more that the 3 for a dollar it cost me...

Makes me think we should all listen to the voice that is telling us what WE ought to be doing to best use our hands.

At April 9, 2010 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Wanda said...

Thanks Yvonne. @Linda, God bless you. I've never thought of myself as much of a writer but the challenge has been a blessing to meet so many other talented bloggers. @ Watery Tart, there's just no telling the plans the Master has for those hands of yours.

At April 9, 2010 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

i think you're post today IS a real winner!!!

very impressive, Wanda!!!

At April 9, 2010 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Rae said...

What a gentle, thought-provoking post...I love realizing that God does guide our hands. It would do us all well to fold them together in prayer more often.
Looking forward to "I".

At April 10, 2010 at 5:52 AM , Blogger Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Wanda, words to touch my heart. Thank you. I needed this.

At April 10, 2010 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

Awesome post!
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on arise 2 write. Sorry it has taken me a couple of days to get over here. You have an awesome blog. I have joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you.
Blessings, andrea


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