THE WORK OF OUR HANDS
As I write this devotion, I am mindful of the words of a giant of a man. His name was John F. White, who was a deacon and a great source of inspiration in my life. He told me to use my hands for good; to open my hands that they might be used for the glory of God. Then he said something I shall never forget, “You cannot give or receive anything when your hands are balled up in a fist.” Those words have stayed with me my whole life. In our hands are the blessings God has given us to use for good. The work of our hands speaks volumes of who and whose we are. Today’s scripture lesson is Psalm 90:17:
“And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!”
The psalmist speaks clearly of the need for the Lord to give approval upon the works and efforts we have sought to do. He begins this psalm by acknowledging that throughout all generations, the Lord has been our help. He never leaves or abandons us. We, in turn, should honor Him by the works that we do. Our hands are to be used to praise and acknowledge God that His hands are always blessing, protecting, and keeping us. His hands are strong and mighty, and we ought to tell others about the work we do and how great our Lord is. May the work we’ve done give Him praise. Prayerfully, that is your testimony today that your hands and hearts are working for the glory of God.