Hands of the Lord Tuesday, March 26, 2019by Rev. Marjorie on 04/13/19
By Rev. Marjorie Kummrow
My daughter received a prophetic word for 2019 that got me to think. The Lord through Dr. Pamala Smith asked, “What is it that you have in your hand?” The answer to that question is two-fold, for in Tracey’s hand at times she finds a microphone, and at other times she finds a computer.
Tracey uses her microphone often to sing praises to the Lord. She also uses her microphone when she does voice over for various advertisements that come her way. However, she is very selective in how she uses her voice, and will not accept an audition that promotes immorality or secular humanism. Therefore, the auditions that she accepts are few and far between. When, however, that microphone is in her hand, it becomes the amplified voice of the Lord, speaking or singing through her.
At other times, and more frequently as of late, Tracey holds a computer in her hand. She is very skilled in computer software and programming. Her knowledge and expertise of the computer have opened the door for her to bless others. She has helped her friends to navigate where they were unable to travel. She has built the Sweet Manna website as well as personal websites for others. It is because of Tracey’s skills in editing and publishing that I was able to publish two books and numerous articles and studies. She has been a great help to other authors as well. However, because of her moral code, she will not help or promote published material that she would consider to be immoral.
Turning down voice-over auditions or publishing work translates into turning down money. A cost that she is willing to pay for her integrity as a daughter of the King. Time and time again, what Tracey holds in her hand has been used by God to bless His people. Currently, she is helping a missionary with the publishing of the book that he has written at the age of eighty. What Tracey holds in her hand is the tool that the Lord is using to get His Word from the heart of one man to the hearts of many through the written word.
As we discussed the prophecy that Tracey was given at the beginning of the year, I reminded her that Moses was asked the same question. “What is it that you have in your hand.” When asked this question, Moses would not have had any idea how powerful his staff would become as he used it in obedience to the Lord’s instruction. Moses’s staff was just a stick from a tree with seemingly little significant use. Yet, this common staff became the supernatural instrument that the Lord used to part the Red Sea and set His people free.
Some time ago, I was asked the same question, “Margie, what do you hold in your hand?” This question was asked of me during the summer of 1992 when I was in Israel. When I walked the streets of Jerusalem, I walked with a tambourine decorated with beautiful colorful ribbons. I knew by the question that the Lord wanted to use the tambourine as His instrument of blessing. I was asked often, why I carried the tambourine? When this happened, I was able to share that it was instrument of worship. When asked about the ribbons, I was able to share the gospel using the colorful ribbons. The black ribbon signified sin, the red ribbon symbolized the blood of Jesus, and the white ribbon to represent the garment of righteousness. I shared that the yellow ribbon reminded me of God’s glory and the blue ribbon was the color that surrounds His throne. I told the story of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. I was able to tell the greatest story ever told because of what I had in my hand.
Recently, a very good friend of mine gave me a beautiful butterfly ring, that I wear every day. Twice now while out and about, I have had compliments on my ring. Once when I was dropping off information with a receptionist, and another time when I was paying for something at the checkout counter. Both occasions gave me an opportunity to tell them what the butterfly means to me. “You see,” I said, “The butterfly is a picture of the born-again life. Just as this butterfly changed from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly and became a new creation, the same thing happens with an individual when they receive Jesus into their heart; they become a beautiful new creation.” I took advantage of the opportunity that was given to me because of the compliment, to share the gospel message very briefly. It only took a minute, but I used the ring that was “in/on my hand to preach the “good news.”
The Word of the Lord that was given to Tracey at the beginning of the year, “What is it that you have in your hand,” can just as easily be asked of each one of us? What is it that you, child of God, have in your hand right now? Do not think that whatever it is, is insignificant. It may very well be the very thing that God wants to use to bless people and to bring glory to Himself.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might”…