Exodus 31:6 God Will Give You The Needed Skills

Moreover, I have appointed Ohoiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: Exodus 31:6

Different people have different skills and different levels of abilities in these skills. Some people appear to have natural abilities in some skills. They seem to be able to do something very well with no trouble at all. Others have to fight hard just to do some of the same things just enough to make it acceptable, but still far from great.

As Moses was given instructions on what to build for the tabernacle, God provided various men with skills to be able to make everything needed.

God will often ask a person to step out in faith and do some new type of work or ministry. Very often believers feel as if they are unqualified to do that new type of work or at least to do it well. Many will run from it, rather than trusting God and moving forward.

When God calls a person to do a work for Him, He will also equip the person for the work. Abilities beyond the normal will suddenly show up in the person for accomplishing the mission that has been given.

The work abilities required may be physical skills as those helping build the tabernacle and its accessories. Other times it may be other abilities, such as working with children, special needs people, speaking, teaching, or some other needed skill.

Regardless of what skill is needed, the important thing for the believer is to lean on God for understanding and to do the work He calls him to do. At the time needed, God will provide all that is needed when the servant is faithful.

There is a work that God has given you to do in the process of building His kingdom. In this, He has also ready to give you the strength and skills to be able to accomplish that mission with success.

Rather than look at your faults and lack of abilities, focus upon what God has given you the ability to do. With God at your side guiding you, you will be able to do more than you could or would ever be able to do on your own.

Ask yourself what skills has God given you to build His kingdom.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God to give you the abilities needed; that you will be willing to do the work God has for you; and that you will build God’s kingdom in His way.

Revelation 5:10 Made To Serve God

You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. Revelation 5:10

All throughout the world the majority of people are wanting to know what their purpose is. They want to know what life on the earth is all about.

Suicides occur daily because many do not feel that they have any value or purpose. Thousands of books are written about finding purpose and reasoning in everything. Yet, many still cannot find purpose that is fulfilling. Even after doing many things, many are still falling short in purpose and still searching.

John describes some creatures and elders in heaven around the throne of God as falling down and worshipping God. They sing a song saying that God made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve God and reign upon the earth.

When student graduates high school he is bombarded with thousands of possible paths to take in life. There are thousands of different jobs or services that he could aim for. Knowing which path to take is often very overwhelming and scary for many. For the believer God is willing to lay out a plan of a path to take.

The very base line of the path for each and every person is to believe upon Jesus as Lord and Savior and to serve God. People are to be a part of God’s kingdom and to build His kingdom greater.

How a person is to serve God and build up His kingdom will be different each person. Some will work in the workplace, being His witness and hands, while others will work in full-time ministry positions. Either way is for the purpose of building His kingdom and serving Him. This is only done by relying upon God to lead the way.

As you are going through your life, you may be wondering what your purpose is. Begin with listening to God and seeking His will and ways. Read and study His word to know what God desires of you. Then be willing to do what He leads you to do.

God has a purpose for you in this life. Ultimately it is to build His kingdom in some way or another as you worship Him. The more you serve God, the more fulfilled and satisfied with life you will be. You will understand your ultimate purpose on this planet.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s purpose for your life; that you will trust God with your whole life; that you will work to build God’s kingdom; and that you will serve God with your life.

Hosea 11:2 Rejecting The Call

Hand holding a phone

But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. Hosea 11:2 

Everyday phone calls are made by telemarketers and debt collectors to millions of people. These are calls to attempt to sell something or to collect upon an old debt. While it is understandable for people to reject calls trying to sell something, many will also reject the calls to pay a debt.

Instead of dealing with the debt, people will often run the other direction and even incur more debt. It is about doing what self wants and making self happy, rather than completing one’s responsibilities and doing what is right.

God was upset because He kept calling the people of Israel. The more He called, the more they ran the other direction. Not only did they run the other direction, they also served false gods.

God is still in the business of calling people to this day. Some He is calling just to bring to salvation. These are the people who don’t know Him yet.

However God is still calling those who are believers to a work He as for them to do. Many believers, rather than do God’s work, will run the other direction. They do not want to be the witness God is calling them to be. They do not want to be the servant He is trying to call them to be.

Sadly many will even go so far as to follow and serve false gods. Running after the material things of this earth, rather than the eternal things of God.

Every believer has the call of God upon his life to do something for the kingdom of God. This will look different for each person, but each person has a part in building His kingdom and they need to do their part.

As a believer God also has a call upon your life. He has something for you to do in order for you to be a part of building His eternal kingdom starting here on this earth.

Do not run away from what God is calling you to do. He will be with you and will give you strength and favor in accomplishing His call. Doing what God desires will bring true fulfillment to your life. In the process of doing His will, God will also meet all of your needs.

I pray today that you will hear God’s call upon your life; that you will obey God’s call; that you will know God’s hand of favor in your life; that you will not run from what God has for you; and that you will work at building God’s kingdom. 

Isaiah 42:4 Never Discouraged

Sunshine through the clouds

He will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope. Isaiah 42:4

Discouragement has killed many dreams and desires of people throughout history. People have great dreams about accomplishing some great thing, but as failure and difficulties arise, discouragement sets in.

The more a person looks and feels discouragement, the higher the chance of quitting the task arises. People give in to the negative responses and lose their dreams. They settle for second best or worse, then what the original goal was, stopping short of what is best.

Isaiah has some prophecies about Jesus and what He will be like. One of the things prophesied is that he will not be discouraged or give up in His task to bring justice to the earth.

Some people have wondered what Jesus has accomplished or if He really was successful. Looking at the world, it appears that it is worse then it was during the time He walked on the earth, and is getting worse all the time.

Many have started to work at building God’s kingdom, only to be faced with a mountain of difficulties. In facing these problems, many have quit building. They see it as an unsurmountable task that they have failed at. They give in to the pressures of the world.

Those who are truly following Jesus will not give in. They will see that Jesus is still working towards the same goal He had begun nearly two thousand years ago.

Focus needs to be upon the those who are changing and the work God is doing right now. One may have to look at the little steps being made, rather than focusing on the long road ahead. Seeing the progress being made will stop discouragement and give one the strength to keep going forward in the mission to build God’s kingdom.

You may have things in your life that have appeared as failures and major mountains. Discouragement has crept at your door, attempting to get you to stop and give in to the pressures of this world.

Take a look at what Jesus started and has not stopped doing for centuries. He is not discouraged, and so, neither should you be. Focus on doing what God has called you to do and keep doing it faithfully.

In the end God will succeed. As you follow God, you also will succeed if you do not give up.

I pray today that you will know God’s plan for your life; that you will see God at work in your life; that you will keep building God’s kingdom; that God will remove all discouragement in your life; and that you will see the hope you have in Jesus. 

Isaiah 22:12-13 Partying Instead Of Weeping

Party in a dark room

The Lord, the Lord Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth. But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!” Isaiah 22:12-13 

The world likes to party and have fun. Many see this life as temporary so they feel that they must have fun while it lasts. Enjoyment in the here and now takes place over everything else.

As things in this world are getting worse, many are ignoring it and living their life as though nothing is wrong. Going out and having a good time is the focus of most people.

In the prophecy against Jerusalem, Isaiah points out that God had called them to weep and wail for what was happening, the destruction that was coming. Yet, instead of following God’s command, they partied.

People of this world are on a slope, slipping down into destruction. They are living in sin and enjoy it. Sadly, there are many in the church that are living in the same way. Many claim to serve God, but are not doing what He has called them to do, nor are they turning away from sin.

Though this is happening, the church has closed its eyes to death and destruction that is coming. They are forgetting that Jesus will return to judge every person.

Weeping and wailing should be occurring over the lives of people who refuse to follow Jesus. Every effort should be made to be His witness and draw people to Him. Individuals should be weeping and wailing over their own sins and striving to live a holy life before God.

Jesus has already paid the price for sins. One should not trample upon His grace, but live for Him.

Each day you have a choice as to how you will live. If you will allow God to open your eyes to see, you will see a field ready for harvest, but one that if not harvested will be destroyed.

Do not allow yourself to be focused on just enjoying life and having a good time, but focus on building His kingdom. Build His kingdom in your own life and here on this earth in the lives of others.

Devote your life to live for God and serve Him, rather than just party and head for destruction.

I pray today that you will know the salvation of Jesus; that you will share the love of God with others; that you will warn of God’s coming judgment; and that you will live your life for God and not self gratification.