Catalyst – Day 12

Welcome to the daily devotional we have. This is a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I will have a video that relates to the devotional.
This devotional is titled “Catalyst-Known: A 21 Day Journey”. It is 21 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.

Verses

Exodus 31:1-11
“The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furnishings of the tent, the table and its utensils, and the pure lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin and its stand, and the finely worked garments, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, for their service as priests, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense for the Holy Place. According to all that I have commanded you, they shall do.”

Devotional

There’s no doubt you got skills. It’s pretty amazing that God gives us gifts and abilities to do his work. As you looked at Ephesians 2.10 earlier this week, you saw that God has good deeds he’s prepared for you to do. If there is something God is calling you to do, he’s going to give you the ability to do it. Let’s check out the people that God called to build the tabernacle in Exodus 31 and then consider the gifts and abilities God’s given you.
Main Passage: Exodus 31.1-11
Reflection:
  • How specific was God in this passage? What does that say about him?
  • What are your God-given skills and talents? What’s it like expressing those gifts?
  • If you’re still discovering your gifts, ask God for clarity and ask others you respect for their input. If you’ve identified your gifts, thank God for them and ask him for the wisdom to use them for his purposes.

Commentary

Everyone has their own unique skills. The other day I was at work and a fellow co-worker was showing me his drawings and told me how he wants to do animation. I encouraged him to pursue that dream once his current job contract was up. Why not do what God has gifted us the ability to do? Wouldn’t work be more enjoyable if you trusted God and used the talents He gave you? I know my once my current job contract is up that I will be pursuing what He has called me to do. What is it that you are talented at? If you don’t know what God has called you to do then pray about it. I never prayed about it and spent 7 years of my life working a job that I did not care for.

 

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Wesley Wood

Wesley Wood is an aspiring film director. He would love to make GOOD films to help spread God's word and help Christians grow.

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