Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Gifts and the Giver

In the last two years, I've read and re-read, pondering this truth from Exodus 31:2-5

See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.

I am thrilled to my very bone to consider how God fills us with the Spirit in wisdom, understanding, knowledge and art for His sake. It reminds me that He didn't create me to be a pastor or doctor, but a passionate leader with artistic leanings. As a connector and strategist and encourager, filled with ideas. He created me for His purposes, just as He created Bezalel to create - based on the Spirit's filling - for His great purposes.

Don't you love this?

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