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Annually on June 20
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. (1 Timothy 4:14)
The Bible is replete with examples of how God rewards them who have displayed their faith to the Almighty. One of the wonderful things that God does is that he uses simple things through which he displays his power. Things very ordinary, like the staff that Moses had been using for quite a few years. Little did he know about how God was going to transform that staff. While in Exodus 4:2 it is the "staff of Moses", by Exodus 4:20 it has become the "staff of God".
The "staff of Moses" did ordinary things like herding sheep and directing strays, but the "staff of God" helped to do extra-ordinary things like swallowing other staffs and splitting a sea. And imagine Moses' surprise when he threw his staff down at God's command. It became a snake; must have been some poisonous kind, for Moses ran from it.
How true then what the Apostle Paul writes to the Church at Corinth:
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things - and the things that are not - to nullify the things that are, (1 Corinthians 1:27, 28)
Paul the Apostle exhorts Timothy regarding using his God given gifts:
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. (2 Timothy 1:6)
30 miracles with a staff. Wonderful. Excitement plus plus....
So what's that in your hands? the Lord asks. A pen, a guitar, a violin, a keyboard? Whatever! Give it into my hands, let me bless it, the Lord says and let the miracles flow..........
Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian