God Chosen… “Then the LORD said to Moses, “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 skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts…” Exodus 31:1-3
You can be sure that your faithfulness in managing His giftedness matters. God chooses those who have been faithful with what may at first seem like small gifts. Your Lord is not slack in anointing and equipping you for the task. There is no vision that overwhelms your Father in heaven. He fills with His Spirit those who surrender to Him. When you submit as His chosen one, His Spirit indwells and empowers you for His assignment.
Therefore, let the Lord drive your spiritual development. Stay submitted, surrendered, and obedient, and He will fill, anoint, and baptize you in His spirit. This is not some mystical maneuvering; it is God’s way of emboldening your faith and consecrating your character. Watch in wonder as He hones your skills. His desire for your next season of service is that your knowledge and abilities be elevated to a whole new level.
This may mean more formal education, or informal mentoring from more experienced men and women. It may require self-education and on-the-job training. Or, it may require a combination of all these initiatives and more. Submit your parenting skills, your leadership skills, and your spiritual know-how to Him. Above all else, stay in Christ’s school of prayer. The lessons learned in your prayer closet will instruct you way beyond what you can ask or think. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
Prayer is an exchange of the natural with the supernatural. Prayer takes your finite understanding, and empowers it with eternity’s infinite knowledge, wisdom, and discernment. Having the highest intelligence quotient is not what determines whether God chooses you. He chooses a heart that is hungry for His wisdom. It is a desire for wisdom that opens up the windows of heaven’s resources. Prayer prepares your heart and mind to receive and apply the wisdom of God.
Equipping and training develops your skills and abilities for the assignment at hand, and experience will lift your leadership to a whole new level of total trust in the Lord. There are no insignificant assignments from the Almighty, so tackle your new role with abandonment and passion. He has prepared you for this season, so don’t look back. Just look forward to the Lord by faith. Be humbled. Be grateful. Be obedient. Be trusting.
Do I trust Jesus that He has chosen me for my current role and responsibilities? “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name” (John 15:16).
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
January 19, 2020
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January 18, 2020
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January 17, 2020
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