God Prepares His Appointed

Scripture: Exodus 31.  

OBSERVATION
(Key verses)

Exodus 31:1-5 (NLT)

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, 2 “Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3
I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts.
4 He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. 5 He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft!

APPLICATION
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)

Isn’t it strange how you and I might look the crowd over and decide that there are none qualified for a job among us, yet when we depend on God to fill the position not only does the position become filled, but we find as time goes on that it was the perfect person to do the job? Well, these verses help us to understand why this happens. Just as God had gifted Bezalel to do the job for Moses, I believe that He is still God and will still gift individuals for the right positions in His work today. I also believe that when we listen to God and allow His chosen ones to do the God-assigned jobs He has directed, there will be no one among us that could do it more effectively. So how does this apply to us today, you may ask. I am convinced that when we are given the responsibility to do God’s work, we must always include Him in the decision making for the ministry to be effective. When bringing ministry workers alongside of us, it is so much easier for us to choose the individuals who are most supportive to us; who always raises their hand to do a job, no matter how overwhelmed they are already; the ones who will always ask how high, when we ask them to jump; the ones who will always make us look good in our position. However, if we never talk to God and find the worker(s) He has already gifted for the position(s) then we are merely filling in names for available positions, and not placing God’s choice for the individual(s) that He has already prepared for the job. Friends, I believe that our ministries become ineffective when we try to please man, instead of seeking God’s will, and pleasing Him by choosing His man/woman for the right job in our ministries.

PRAYER
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)

Dear God, I thank You for being so deliberate in the work that must be done in and through Your church today. From this passage I have been reminded that to do God’s work, we must have God’s assigned leaders and workers whom He has gifted for the job. I pray that all pastors and church leaders will catch a glimpse of what You did in this scriptural case for Moses, and that they too will seek Your face and ensure that ministry positions are filled with Your gifted workers who has been prepared and charged with the responsibilities by You alone. Thank You for choosing to work through even us to accomplish Your kingdom sized responsibilities here on earth.

 

**Words underlined may be a hyperlink to a song that God laid on my heart while sharing this devotional this morning. Click it and be blessed by the song, like I was when I listened to it! …… I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to pray with you about a need in your life that may, or may not have been highlighted by this Nugget today. Why not drop me a note and tell me about it? You may email me at:
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Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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