What’s In Your Hands?

“So none of the accursed things shall remain in your hand. . .” Deuteronomy 13:17

The temptation would be great for the people to pick up the habits of idolatry all around them.

Lord, please help us be aware of what we pick up each day. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Hands For Him

Let our hands be empty
of what doesn’t glorify you

lifting in ready praise
folded soft in prayer too

always eager to help
whenever needs arise

working out Your good pleasure
in this our humble sacrifice.


  1. Beautiful, Deb

    Thank you for sharing. I really, really love this…

    “Let our hands be empty
    of what doesn’t glorify you…”

    Praying alongside you.


  2. Deb, Not only was the temptation great, but the Israelites succumbed to that temptation over and over. I’m back on my Bible-in-a-Year schedule after Lent, and this week have read some of 2 Chronicles, Nahum, and Zephaniah. Idolatry and worshipping other gods – even when He was worshipped along side those other gods – seems to have been one of God’s biggest problems with the Israelites. I think it is important for us to be conscious of when we worship other things, too, and remember that worshipping God along side those things isn’t really what He wants. He really wants us to put all of our trust in Him alone. Peace, Linda

  3. God bless you Ann, full of grace. I’m thinking a lot about that too, about what my hands are dong, my mouth is saying, my eyes are seeing, my mind is thinking . . .does it glorify Him? Thank you so much for praying with me! love you!

  4. I love how you understand and explain things. . .that it’s not the same to worship Him and other things too. That’s not what He’s looking for. God bless you and all the ways He is glorified in you!

  5. Deb, I like thinking of what my hands are doing when I am crocheting prayer shawls for my church’s ministry; sewing flannel baby blankets for a local hospital; putting together quilts and handbags for my church’s fundraiser–but the most important thing I do with my hands is to place them together while I pray. He is Risen! Bless you for your writings.

  6. You inspire me! 🙂 I know He takes great delight in what you are doing with your hands, the sewing and the praying. So beautiful! God bless you!

  7. I love this poem. Our hands can bless so much when it’s all for Him. All of you in here, I can see your beautiful hands 🙂

  8. God bless you, sweet Rea Sonshine, and all that your hands are doing that glorifies Him! love you!

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