Daily Devotion

February 27, 2024

Your Own Hand

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.” Colossians 3:23-24


In your life, you will see provision through the hand of man and the hand of God. But another way you will experience provision is by your own hand. Joshua 5 tells us that the manna ceased when the Israelites crossed over the Jordan. The hand of God had provided food for the Israelites for 40 years, but God wanted to move them into a new season. God doesn’t want you waiting for miracles all of the time. He doesn’t want you to be constantly calling out to him with emergency needs like, “We’re going to lose the house, we’re going to lose the car.” God will give you miracles at times, but He doesn’t want you to live in that state all of your life. God has a greater plan for you than just scraping by. 


In Deuteronomy 11:9-12 God said to the Israelites, “If you obey, you will enjoy a long life in the land the Lord swore to give to your ancestors and to you, their descendants—a land flowing with milk and honey! For the land you are about to enter and take over is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you planted your seed and made irrigation ditches with your foot as in a vegetable garden. Rather, the land you will soon take over is a land of hills and valleys with plenty of rain—a land that the Lord your God cares for. He watches over it through each season of the year!”


You see, when they were in Egypt, the land was so dry and parched that they had to pipe water from the Nile River with foot pumps. They had to use these foot pumps all day just to get barely enough water for their crops to live. But God did not want them to live a life of just barely getting by. He wanted to bless their hands of labor. He wanted to move them from a “foot pump” mentality to a land flowing with abundance. He wanted them to go to another level of living. 


Each one of you are gifted at something. Use the gifts God has given you to be prosperous and blessed. When you partner with Him and step out in faith, He will bless the work of your hands. Pray this prayer today: “God, please anoint the work of my hands. Whatever my hand touches, let it increase, multiply, and be highly fruitful as I do it all for your glory. Amen.”



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