If their hearts were stirred and they desired to do so, they brought to the LORD their offerings… (Exodus 35:21, NLT)
When I read that verse this morning, I couldn’t help thinking how God still wants hearts that are stirred and people who desire to bring their offerings to Him. He created all things. He is the all-powerful God, and there is no one like Him. He could have made us puppets. Instead, He gave us free will and waits for us to love Him, to desire to join Him in what He is doing throughout the earth.
Lord, stir my heart. I desire to bring You the offerings of my life, my talent, my thoughts, my actions, my tithes, my joys, my sorrows. It’s all Yours anyway, Lord. I lay it down at the foot of the cross. Amen.
As I continued reading about the gifts for the Tabernacle, I came to these verses:
The LORD has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, intelligence, and skill in all kinds of crafts. He is able to create beautiful objects from gold, silver, and bronze. He is skilled in cutting and setting gemstones and in carving wood. In fact, he has every necessary skill. And the LORD has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach their skills to others. The LORD has given them special skills as jewelers, designers, weavers, and embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn on fine linen cloth. They excel in all the crafts needed for the work. (Exodus 35:31-35, NLT)
Lord Jesus, You give the wisdom, intelligence, and skills that I need to do the work You’ve called me to do. You have given me every necessary skill. Awesome! Make me aware of Your gifts today. Keep me conscious of Your hand moving in my life. Thank You for the calling You have placed on my life to serve You with all that I am, with my whole heart, with my willing heart. Let me excel in the craft needed for the work You have called me to do. Amen.
In the grip of His grace,