Day 23 - Community Transformation

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR BUSINESS?

Exodus 4:20: “So the Lord said to him, ‘What is in your hand?’ He said, ‘a rod.’”

Ephesians 3:20: “To him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”

For forty years Moses had used his rod for many of the everyday needs when caring for his flock in the desert. Yet, when Moses encountered God in the burning bush, a new dimension of his rod was revealed to him that would one day be used to part the Red Sea, release water from the rocks in the desert, and release the power of God as the Israelites engaged the enemy. The rod was no longer common and just for Moses’ personal use; it was now extraordinary and for the good of all the Israelites.

David also, when facing Goliath, rejected the sword and armor of Saul and reached for that which was most familiar (5 smooth stones and his sling) and brought great victory for all of Israel. (1 Sam. 17:20–53)

Many times our greatest resource is something so familiar to us that we never consider it to be a transformative tool in the Kingdom of God.

What is in your hand that has the potential to change your community, to unify the body of Christ even more? Are you willing to use what you have for the greater good in advancing His kingdom?

Never underestimate the power of God in taking the “simple” things of our lives and doing “ exceedingly abundantly above what we ask or think.”

RELFLECTION:

  1. Are there common tools that you have that God could use for his purposes?

  2. Do you see ways your church could use its ordinary gifts for the extraordinary in your community?

  3. What is God’s Heart for community transformation in your city?

Garth Johnson Baker City, OR.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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