God Gives Us a Desire for Our Work

God Gives Us a Desire for Our Work

December 21

You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall desire the work of Your hands (Job 14:15 NKJV).

Did you know that God has already pre-wired you for the work He created you to do? We all have things inside of us that excite us when we think about it. God is the source of this passion. However, our career path may require many stepping stones before we reach the work that we were ultimately created for. The psalmist says "All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be" (Ps 139:16).

When the ark of the covenant was to be designed to contain the sacred ten commandments, God prepared a man to perform the important work.

"Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts — to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship’" (Ex 31:1-6).

We do not know much about Bezalel, but you can be sure he had many jobs leading up to this most important assignment. He was also the first man mentioned in all of scripture to be "filled with the spirit of God."

When your work is empowered by the Spirit of God you will be hand-picked for some of the most important assignments. He says the skilled worker will even serve before kings (Prov. 22:9). God will see to it that your skills will be used for His ultimate purposes. This is the call of God for each of us — to be fulfilled in our work and to use our work to fulfill His purposes on the earth.

He seals the hand of every man, that all men may know His work (Job 37:7 NKJV).

Knowing God

Knowing God
Philippians 3
"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection …" (v. 10)

It is not my purpose at this moment to explore the philosophy ofprayer, but I do feel it will be helpful to some if I point out that God delights also to be known. The Father is known by the other members of the Trinity (and of course they by Him), and that undoubtedly brings Him great pleasure. But He longs to be known by His children also. There is something in the heart of the Deity that enjoys being known. A lovely, though apocryphal, story told by a Jewish rabbi describes a conversation between Abraham and God.

It goes something like this. "God said to Abraham: ‘Do you realize, Abraham, that without Me you would be nothing?’ ‘Ah yes, Lord,’ said Abraham, ‘I do realize that without You I would be nothing.’ Then he thought for a moment, and bowing his head low to the ground said: ‘Forgive me if I am being presumptuous, O Lord, but it occurs to me that without me You would not be known.’" This is only a story, of course, and is not intended to convey that God is dependent on His creatures. It simply illustrates the truth that in some mystical way we enrich the heart of God by knowing Him. I am not saying that by knowing God we add to Him or complete Him. That would be foolish. But we can by our deeper knowledge of Him bring Him pleasure. And if there is no greater reason than that for knowing God, then it ought to suffice.

Prayer:
O Father, I am grateful for the way in which I have come to know You, but I long to know You still more. You open Yourself fully to me; may I open myself fully to You. In Christ’s Name I pray. Amen.

For Further Study
John 17:1-5; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Job 19:25
1. What is the essence of eternal life?
2. What should our boast be?

Shopping…..

Most Dearest and I finally went shopping today…

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Was busy and hectic..

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We went with no real plan and were winging it…

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But we managed to get through it..

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And I never once felt the urge to harm anyone…

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Maybe a little…

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I need another drink….

Truth

 

 

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”~Thoreau

Equipping The Saints

And Jesus Came And Spoke To Them, Saying, "All Authority Has Been Given To Me In Heaven And Earth, Go Therefore And Make Disciples Of All The Nations, Baptizing Them In The Name Of The Father And Of The Son And Of The Holy Spirit, Teaching Them To Observe All Things That I Have Commanded You; And Lot I Am With You Always, Even To The End Of The Age." Amen (Mt 28:18-20)

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