The Decision to make it PERSONAL
WHAT’S IN YOUR HAND?
Several years ago Pastor Brian Houston preached an outstanding message about ‘Using what’s in your hand to establish what’s in your heart.’ Sports people, business people and others were encouraged that their love for God and desire to serve Him could be outworked in their sphere of influence and were encouraged to excel. It was a mindset-changing message at the time for our church, releasing many people to pursue success in whatever it was that they were gifted in and on whatever platform they had as a result of their gifting and effort and to do it for God’s glory!
Now, many years on it has become second-nature to our church to understand that we each have gifts, passions and ‘tools’ in our hands that we can use to achieve what it is that God has set in our heart.
What is in your hand? An instrument, a pen, a paintbrush, a computer, a hammer, a drafting board or a camera?
What is it that God has set in your heart? Have you considered the connection between your heart and hand recently?
How well are you stewarding both?
WHATEVER YOUR HAND FINDS TO DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT…
Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV)
WHATEVER YOU DO, WORK AT IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AS WORKING FOR THE LORD, NOT FOR HUMAN MASTERS, SINCE YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INHERITANCE FROM THE LORD AS A REWARD. IT IS THE LORD CHRIST YOU ARE SERVING.
Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)