This week we are blessed to host a mission team from Greers Ferry, Arkansas. They are working hard alongside our WindCity folks to construct the ‘church in the mall’. As I see this group at work (many of them pictured here but there are others serving that weren’t here at this time), I am blown away by all the skills they have. You see, I’m not very handy. Sure, I try to help but I’m all thumbs on stuff like this. That’s why I am reminded of a couple of men in the Old Testament book of Exodus:
Exodus 36:1 "The LORD has gifted Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other skilled craftsmen with wisdom and ability to perform any task involved in building the sanctuary. Let them construct and furnish the Tabernacle, just as the LORD has commanded." 2 So Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and all the others who were specially gifted by the LORD and were eager to get to work. 3 Moses gave them the materials donated by the people of Israel as sacred offerings for the completion of the sanctuary. But the people continued to bring additional gifts each morning.
God gifts people to serve in so many ways. Some to speak and some to sheetrock. All for Him. I want to encourage you today to recognize how God has gifted/wired you and put those talents to work in a way that ultimately serves Him. Looking ahead to the 3rd Chapter of Colossians, verse 23 reminds us:
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Today, work willingly for The Lord and give Him thanks that He made you capable to do so. He has equipped you to follow Jesus in the way that you work.