First, let me ask you a question. What do you have in your hand? When God asks you a question he already knows the answer. He asks because he wants you to know the answer. God wants you to give Him what you are holding onto. Sometimes we hold on to stuff for so long that God can’t give us what he wants to give us. God doesn’t need the things that we have…He needs us! When he asks us to give things up it is so that he can give us back something with POWER. We hold ourselves up only thinking about what we want. We have to stop only thinking about ourselves all of the time and think on the positive things of God. God’s way works! The faith way works! God needs us to be faithful to Him. We do not want to be nominal Christians.