“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have…” (Hebrews 13:5).
In the scripture above, the Lord didn’t say “Be satisfied with whatever you have, be it little or much,” as some folks believe. He wasn’t preaching against materialism and the need for contentment in life. Though that’s a good lesson to learn from our opening scripture, but there’s something bigger in there! When He says “be content with such things as ye have,” He’s letting you know that all you have is all you need! That means with what you have in your hands (no matter how small) God can produce anything you need!
When Jesus was told the wine had finished at the wedding in Cana, He didn’t bat an eyelid. He simply looked around, saw the water-pots and instructed the servants to “Fill the waterpots with water” and the water became wine (John 2:7). It would interest you to know that it wasn’t portable water that Jesus turned to wine—it was dish-water! That was what was available, and from it He produced the best wine.
No matter what Jesus faced, the solution was present with Him, for the solution was in Him. That’s why I’m letting you know today that all you have is all you need! David used just one stone to eliminate Goliath (1 Samuel 17:40); that was all he knew to carry as a weapon, being a shepherd boy. Moses conquered Pharaoh and the entire nation of Egypt, and led six million Jews out of bondage with a shepherd’s rod (Exodus 4:2). It was an ordinary rod until he presented it before the Lord; then it became the rod of God (Exodus 4:20).
Don’t look for the answers you seek anywhere else, for they’re right inside you. My question to you today is the same question the Lord asked Moses in Exodus 4:2: What do you have in your hand? Recognize that what you have is all you need, and as you release it to the Lord and speak the word of faith over it, the miracle you require will surely show up!
Dear Father, I rejoice to know that all I have is all I need, and that the answers I seek are within me! As I act my faith based on this message I’ve received today, I know without a doubt that mighty miracles will take place in and around me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 3:21
2 Corinthians 3:4-5
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer’s LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )