Today we're looking at one of the Bible's Dynamic Duos. Allow us to introduce to you Bezalel and Oholiab, craftsman by trade. We come across them in Exodus 31:1-11. They had a ridiculously specific task to carry out in order to make God's tabernacle. Tasks that human minds couldn't dream up. Instructions that would leave people floored, open-mouthed and looking up to Heaven. These were God appointments - and He empowered Bezalel, Oholiab and their team so the works of their hands flourished.
That's actually pretty serious; before Acts 2:1-4 (look it up) God didn't give His Spirit to people in general, only to certain individuals for specific tasks, so these guys had it going for them. The Bible says they were specifically chosen by God, equipped and anointed by Him to produce beautiful craftsmanship for His glory.
God's got plans like that for you. We have 'the Helper' (John 14:26) to enable us to realise the gifts and abilities we have to contribute to the body of Christ.
He's shaped you with a particular style of personality and style of gifting. He wants to use you in all sorts of wonderful ways that will stretch and fulfil you like nothing and no one else. God has, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future' (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
So what now? Feeling unsure of your gifting? Putting your faith into practise can help you realise your talents. Talk to your church leader about an opportunity to serve, and start an exciting journey!
SoulFood: Acts 6-7, Matt 27:26-32, Ps 75, Pro 10:22-23
The Word For You Today (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by Rhema Media. 2011 UCB International Ltd