I’ve been reading in Exodus about the Lord’s instructions for the Tabernacle and it’s contents. The Tabernacle was made for the glory of God to dwell in and be with His people. It was portable thus made of fabric, skins, metals and wood. Every time I read about the people giving, using their skills, and the actual making, it blesses my heart! The Lord gave His people the knowledge, wisdom and skill to do the work, to make!
Several times in Exodus 35 and 36 it is mentioned that “everyone who’s heart moved him” brought their free will offerings for the Lord. And then some of my favorite verses speak of the people whom the Lord gave the skills to fashion these gifts, to make, for His Tabernacle …
“every skillful person in whom the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.”
Exodus 36: 2 NASB
The Lord put the skill in them! That just blesses my heart!!! 😃
I love to sew and craft and get a great joy from making and giving gifts (I’m a little partial to those verses about weaving and embroidery 😉). I have many talented family members and friends skilled in making. Workers with fabric, wood, metal, paints, … they are makers. The world is full of makers and those skills are gifts from the Lord!
We may not be involved in the making of the Tabernacle but all of our works can be committed to the Lord and be a blessing to others. We are made in the image of God who is the ultimate Maker and Creator. Everything we do should be committed to Him.
“Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16: 3 NASB
For various reasons I often struggle with completing projects, gifts or tasks. Whether it’s health problems, procrastination, or being intimidated by the process, I’m bad to leave tasks incomplete. Intimidation, procrastination and incompletion are not of God. I am allowing outside factors to influence me and not use His precious gifts as He desires. I am trying to do better. I believe that by asking the Lord for help and claiming this verse I will do better and I will rejoice in the “Making”.
May you bless the Lord and others with your skills and talents. 😊
And may God bless you,
Kim 💕 🧵🪡🧵😊