April 10, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge {Word #8), Hands 4/10/2011

Challenge Word #8: Hands ( Journaling from Patter Cross Blog)

(Will post layout later today)

Though God Himself is invisible to us and His hands are unseen, we certainly can see the daily effect that His hands have on our lives. Here are a few words God gave me about His hands as I dwelled on this. I encourage you to look at each scripture in your Bible as I have paraphrased the verses here.
His hands:
• Create (Deuteronomy 32:39—He brings to life and no one can release us from His hands.)
• Discipline (Hebrews 12:10—He disciplines for our good.)
• Give/Provide (1 Chronicles 29:16—Everything comes from His hand and it all belongs to Him.)
• Guide (Psalm 25:5—He guides in His truth & teaches us.)
• Heal (1 Peter 2:24—By His wounds we are healed.)
• Hold (Isaiah 41:13—He holds us and says ‘do not fear.’)
• Love (Romans 8:39—Nothing can separate us from His love.)
• Mighty (Psalm 118:16—His hand is lifted high and does mighty things.)
• Mold (Isaiah 64:8—He is the potter, we are the clay, and we are the work of His hands.)
• Protect (Ezra 8:31—His hand is on us and protects us.)

Notice how I did not have the word ‘serve’ on this list. Yes, hands are used to serve; however, He does not use His hands to serve us. Acts 17:24-25 says “He God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything. Rather, He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else." He gives it all to us, and He needs nothing from us. However, we are to use our hands to serve Him. Luke 1:73-75 says “the oath He swore to our father Abraham: to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.”

How are you using your hands to serve Him? Can you see the hand of God upon you each day? If yes, will you take a moment to thank God for how His hands are upon your daily—how He saved you, how He guides you, disciplines you, heals you, loves you, protects you, etc.? And if not, will you ask God to show you how His hands are upon you each day?
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~Love Barbara~


ScrappnBee said...

Thanks for today's inspiration!

Pam said...

Thank you for sharing the scripture passages. I really needed that today.

Sharla said...

Thanks for sharing, that is a really great reminder to take time, stop and think about how the Lord has blessed me.