Sunday, August 21, 2016

Anointed to a Purpose

Today's lesson is from Exodus 31.  

      In chapters 25-30 we see God reaffirming His covenant with Moses then He gives detailed instructions for the building of the Tabernacle.

The Tabernacle is to be completely portable.  This indicates that God's presence will always be with the people; He will go with them.

Now Moses was a "big picture" guy so certainly he would have been overwhelmed at the detail the Lord gave him.

God's vision overwhelmed Moses and His vision should always overwhelm us.

When Moses was overwhelmed God said, "I have chosen Bezalel and others to take care of the details."

Bezalel was given the Spirit of the Lord, an anointing to do the works God had directed of Moses.

Leadership capacity is not tied to your title but to your perspective.
God wants to use you.
God's mission should challenge you.  If you feel charged with a mission that does not challenge, perhaps it is not of God.
When you have the Holy Spirit on your life there is no holding you back.

Moses was God's anointed leader but God called Bezalel out of the shadows.  Under the anointing of the Holy Spirit he used his God-given skills and abilities to direct the construction of the Tabernacle.

God has a calling for you because He has a purpose for you.
Perhaps God brought His Spirit upon you for a specific purpose.

Bezalel was a good steward, a manager, and he had a strong work ethic.
Upon completion of his task, Moses examined the work and saw that it had been done perfectly as God had commanded.
Moses blessed him.

You have something that only you have to be used in the Kingdom.  Do it and God will bless you.
God wants you to do something so far beyond yourself that you will have to rely completely on Him.  God wants to do His work through you.

=The gifts and abilities you see as useless God sees as priceless.= 

When God gives you a task He will provide you with the talent to tackle it.
Whatever He calls you to do, He will equip you to do it.

It will scare the daylights out of you so that you will rely on Him.


Pastor Johnnie Blair
 Sunday morning


Vee said...

My useless abilities are priceless? Don't know how that can be!

vanilla said...

Vee, no. He said "the gifts and abilities you see as useless He sees as priceless.