“See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge, and with all kinds of skills–” Exodus 31:2-3
Each person has different talents or skills to do different things in this life. Some people excel at math and can do engineering work, that most others cannot even comprehend. Others have the ability to write, or do carpentry, or work with metal, or design something specific. Each one is a little different.
Those that do not have that type of skill, cannot understand how another can do it so easily and so well. With some schooling and a lot of hard work, some people can train themselves to do just about any skill there is. Yet, for most people, there is a block that keeps them from learning some things. They just don’t have that ability.
As God was having Moses gather materials and people to build the temple and all the things in it, God gave him Bezalel to help out with the construction of the materials. God had placed His Holy Spirit upon Bezalel so that he would be able to do many things. He was filled with wisdom, understanding, knowledge and many different skills. God gave him what he needed to get the job done.
God works in the same way today with believers. He calls them to do some work for Him, then He equips them with what is needed to get the job done. The Holy Spirit can come upon a person and fill him in an extraordinary way to do extraordinary things.
The ways God gives those abilities may be different for each person. Some will just be given the ability to quickly learn with ease in schooling. Others will be given supernatural knowledge to just know how to do something as needed.
You are no different than Bezalel. God has given you some skills to do something for the kingdom of God that no other person can do. Seek God to find out what that skill is and what that job is. Set your heart on doing the work God has for you to do in order to build His kingdom and bring Him glory.
Don’t try to be someone you are not. Use what God has already given you to build His kingdom.
I pray today that God’s Spirit will rest upon you; that you will know the guidance the Holy Spirit will give you; that you will know the talents God has given you; and that you will use what God has given you for His kingdom and glory.
I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Philemon 1:6
Partnerships are something that is used all over the world. It is two or more people, businesses or organizations that work together. People partner with each other to build a business. Businesses partner with other businesses to build each other up.
In a partnership each person or entity involved will bring something that the other needs. Together more can be done than when separate and alone. One partner can be strong in an area the other is weak in, thus strengthening each other.
Although there are many people who are willing to partner with others to build up better, there are also many who do not want to partner with others. This is often seen inside of churches.
Many people in churches and even whole churches, refuse to partner with others to build up God’s kingdom. The refuse to be partners with others because they do not believe exactly the same. Often they differ a little or a lot on some doctrinal belief. One church may use instruments, while another does not believe in their use. One may believe in speaking in tongues, while another does not. These things are seen in both churches and individuals.
Every person and church needs others to help be stronger. No one should work completely alone. Every one needs someone else’s help.
The church, the body of Christ, is made up of people who are individuals, yet, they are to build each other up. Each one can build each other’s faith in God. They can lift each other up when one is down. They can guide each other in God’s word and truth.
As you partner with other believers, you can build someone else up and they can build you up. In this way it can deepen your understanding of what Christ has given you. It can help you understand more of who God is and how He works.
Each person has his own story to tell about what He has learned from God. Be willing to partner up with others to share your story and build them up. As you partner with others, more of this world can be reached for Jesus. And you will also be strengthened in your belief in God.
I pray today that you will know what Jesus has given you; that you will partner with other believers in Jesus; that you will work to build others up in Christ; and that you will be deepened in your faith in God.