Christianity 201

October 20, 2020

Blessed with Memory, Wisdom, Skills

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Today our search around the world took us to Lagos, Nigeria and the blog Closing Gaps Devotionals, written by Ada Babajide. Again, we invite you to encourage the writers we introduce here by reading the daily posts on their site instead of ours! Click the title below for this one.

Blessed with Intellectual Ability

Text: Exodus 35:30-35

Key verse: The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. Exodus 35:31

God is awesome in wisdom, in the beginning, his omniscient powers were displayed at the creation of the world, making the galaxy, the earth, and everything in it within six days. Each creature, aquatic or terrestrial had its food web designed for its perpetual existence.

Consider the complexity of the human body, the different systems working today to sustain life; digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, excretory, reproductive, skeletal, etc. God made all this without any help from any one.

This magnificent power of creation embodied in the Holy Spirit has also been given to men, by creating man in his image and likeness.

In our text, God filled men with his Spirit giving them intellectual ability manifesting as wisdom, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. The gifts came from God to man, free of charge. It is still available for all God’s children to access.

The winning mindset seeks excellence in every field of endeavor. It does not just want to be first by faith, but it backs up its work with creative competence.

He is a master craftsman, an expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and carving wood. He is a master at every craft. verse 33

What are you a master at? What are you good at working with? Do you have any skills? God desires that his children filled with the spirit should be masters at their crafts, whatever that may be.

I have been so dazed just watching videos of people do amazing designs using fruits. These creative abilities come from God.  Are you not simply blown away when you see certain designs of buildings, work of arts, or even arrangement of music and you wondered how the individuals came about such gifts. God endues these special skills to his children.

The Lord has given them special skills as engravers, designers, embroiderers in a blue, purple, and scarlet thread on fine linen cloth, and weavers. They excel as craftsmen and as designers verse 35

Excellence as a cloth designer is a gift from God, how come all of us want to sit behind a desk and be told what to do while numbing our creative gifts? Why do we consider it evil for our children to be an excellent craftsman We are willing to pay others for these services while sitting back and expecting wealth transfer from nonbelievers who have developed themselves in these competencies.

We read in history how many of the inventions came from people of faith, why have we allowed ourselves to be robbed of our God-given potential?

Your mind can receive a divine download that empowers it to have access to mysteries not known by anyone, Daniel is a proof of these, John in the Isle of Patmos was able to download the whole of the book of revelation. Do you also not wonder how Moses was able to recall the first five books of the Bible? Was he there at creation? How did he know all the dimensions of the construction of the tabernacle and the details of the commandments for worship in the wilderness?

There is more in God for us, our mind is the key to unlock new ideas that will preserve mankind just as Joseph received it. As artificial intelligence takes over in the world, are believers positioned to be at the center of it or are we going to sit back and let the devil drive it to a place of manipulative control and destruction?

Awake, child of God. The seven mountains of society will be taken by the church when we release dominion by the Spirit of God at work in us. Have you identified your mountain? Are you working daily to be fruitful, to be productive, and add value to society?  Do you seek to improve on whatever you are offered or you are content with the status quo?
God is ready to release wisdom and divine abilities if we are ready to ask, seek, and knock. The world will celebrate the Bezalel’s and Oholiabs of today the women were not left out too.

All the women who were skilled in sewing and spinning prepared blue, purple, and scarlet thread and fine linen cloth. All the women who were willing used their skills to spin the goat hair into yarn. verses 25,26

The virtuous woman of proverbs 31was not celebrated for her beauty alone, she had skills! What do you want to ask God to do about your loss of memory, lack of wisdom, and skills? What are you ready to pray about for yourself and children who are sitting idle at home?

You are too blessed to be ordinary!  Too loaded to fail! Failure is a choice. Choose well!

Blessings.

 

 

July 3, 2010

Do It Anyway

This is attributed to Mother Teresa:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.