Filled with God’s Spirit
Scripture Exodus 35:  and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts–
Observation: So many of us take what we can do for granted and take full credit for our abilities. When we look around we can see the gifts others might have like singing, building, cooking, caregiver, teacher, pastor. We see how some can do things that we can’t do with little effort. God decides who is going to have what gift and we need to go to Him and ask Him how He wants to use the gifts He has given us. It’s not a coincidence that we can do what we do and we need to embrace it and get even better and use it for God’s glory.
Application: I know the gifts God has given me and I need to work on them to get even better. I need to follow God’s leading and use them for His glory. God has given me an unusual testimony that can help others grow closer to Him, I have cooking abilities that can be used to bless others in outreaches, I have an outgoing personality that can be used in the church and organizational skills that can be used in so many areas of ministry. These gifts were given to me from God for God and not for me.
Prayer: My Lord I thank you for all you have given me, especially the skills that I have. Guide me and show me how to use them the way you intended. May I bless others and that anyone that I bless knows it is only because of you.