I was sitting in church one Sunday morning enjoying a song ministration from the choir. I was stunned at the way the singer handled her notes as she hit the “high” and the “low” keys and still maintained her groove.I was compelled to stand on my feet.It was as though a voice commanded me to stand. I just had to adhere. After the ministration ,and after i had retired my admiration,i asked myself ‘when would i be able to sing like this ?’ ,immediately I heard a voice which said “that’s her voice,yours is different”.
I just understood what the spirit was trying to communicate to me at that moment.
You see God created everybody with a “voice”we all have “voices” .A voice as i choose to put it, is a medium through which one is heard. Any medium by which you are heard or identified by becomes your voice.For the purpose of this article ,the word “voices “shall also be likened to the word talents.
Whoever said pastors are the only ones called by God?Every christian has been called and i can testify to that.You might not hear a voice like that of Samuel’s ,yours might not be spectacular like that of Paul’s,but the mere fact that you are born again suggests that you are called .This school of thought exists because many of us have been made to think that the only “talent” or gifts accepted in the church is preaching or to be a pastor or a singer .Many have been compelled to throw away their unique gifts and talents because they were not embraced by the church.No matter what your talent is ,God can anoint it and give it a voice. The singer i was admiring had a voice and it spoke to me.
Even a common dance used in the house of God can become a voice.Why do we consider the creative arts and performing arts as ungodly?Where does it come from then?Is it not God who created all things?He has given every individual a talent and has made provision the grace to do it. Some people are good at talking but others also express themselves much better in other “activities” .Our actions or other activities we do can also be a “voice “which could be used to propagate the gospel .No wonder they say “actions speak louder than words” .Lets allow our talent to speak,whatever God has placed in your heart today just do it and God will speak through it.For God to bless us ,he would need a point of contact .He uses what we have or rather what he has freely given us to become a blessing to us .Our talents are God’s point of contact to bless us and others . If you want a miracle from God today ,bear in mind that he would have to use what you already have to give you that miracle .This however does not mean he can not perform the miracles without it.God can still perform those miracles anyway ,but he needs a point of contact .
Exodus 4:1-3 1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. 2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
In the book exodus.The rod of Moses was Gods point of contact .He Asked Moses “what is that in your hand? “. The revelation here is, Moses had a powerful weapon in his hand but never realised it.Who ever thought the almighty God could have a use for a rod ,It was a normal stick yet in the hand of Moses it became a Miracle and a weapon which he used to divide the red sea . Be assured that God will use what you have,what you are familiar with ,what you are skillful at.
God will use your “voice “. God is still asking us the same question now.What is in your hand ?When you present anything you own to God,it ceases to be an ordinary thing ,it becomes Gods point of contact .It becomes a carrier of blessing!!
THE WIDOW’S OIL .
1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. 2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
The story of the window and Elisha keeps challenging me.It reveals how God uses what we have to bless us.This widow came crying to Elisha concerning her debtors .Elisha’s reply was somewhat confusing to me with the first question being rhetorical .Elisha first asked ‘how can i help you?’.This was not for the woman to answer ,it was rhetoric .Elisha never demanded an answer from the widow .When the woman asked Elisha for help,am sure she expected the man of God to say a prayer or better still redeem her by paying her debtors .There was no way Elisha was going to help the woman without a point of contact ,he needed something the woman was familiar with ,so immediately after the first question another followed ” what do you have in your house “.Amazingly ,in the present dispensation, Christians are more of receivers than givers.We always want to receive,yet biblical principles teaches us to give so we can receive!!! The woman had to bring what she had in her house for the man of God to help her .Through that she was blessed with multiples of oil jars which she sold to pay her debtors . What do you have in your hand ? What talent do you have? What is your voice ?We all have “voices ”.The rod of Moses became an instrument of miracle when the Spirit came upon it.The widows oil become a blessing to her and her family .
Fellow believers what then are we waiting for? present unto him your “voice” now! .