Uniting Under Divine Command: The Power of God’s Wisdom in Ministry

Ex. 36:2  And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it.

What is The Lord depositing into your heart to do?  I find this text most intriguing, as it gives us a close up look of what happens when God inspires not one, but an entire group of people to do something.  We ought to rejoice that we have on record in the scriptures sure evidence that God indeed guides the affairs of men, and not only so, but He can unite many under one cause, even when they are not naturally inclined to do so.  This ought to be an inspiration to those of us in ministry, who are called to lead others in the cause of Christ, wherever our field of service may be.  Indeed, it is refreshing to know that when God gets in your ministry, He can pull some strings that you would never be able to pull yourself!  It should be the prayer of every pastor on the planet, that God would put wisdom in the hearts of their respective congregants, coupled with a stirring up to come unto the work to do it.  After all, we do understand that unless The Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it.  Why then do we rely so much on our own leadership skills that we fail to pray like we should?  We can do more on our knees before the God of Heaven, than we could ever do on our feet before a group of people, no matter how big or small.  Let us pray, even as Christ instructed us to, that The Lord would send forth laborers into His harvest.  Let us pray for their wisdom, that it would be profound, and their zeal, that it would be never-ending.  Let us pray that God would raise up an exceeding great and mighty army, and that this sleeping giant called the Church would rise up and be all that God has called us and equipped us to be.  It is only when God leads the charge that it will ever be accomplished.  That sounds a whole lot like revival to me; when God’s people are so filled with His spirit, that they follow His leading to accomplish His will for their lives.  If we were to see God inspire His people to accomplish the great commission, both with wisdom and with action, as He inspired the Israelites to build the tabernacle, not a corner of the globe would be without a Gospel witness for very long.  May God truly pour out His spirit upon ALL flesh, so that the work will be done!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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