Even Moses Needed Help

Today’s God Time really challenged me. Even Moses needed help. We can learn a lot from the building of the Tabernacle.

[Exodus 36:1]  “The LORD has gifted Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other skilled craftsmen with wisdom and ability to perform any task involved in building the sanctuary. Let them construct and furnish the Tabernacle, just as the LORD has commanded.” [2]  So Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and all the others who were specially gifted by the LORD and were eager to get to work. [3]  Moses gave them the materials donated by the people of Israel as sacred offerings for the completion of the sanctuary.

Moses understood the principle of Engage, Equip, and Empower.

Engage: God revealed them and Moses recruited them.

Equip: Moses gave them what they needed to succeed.

Empower: Moses got out of the way and let them do what they do best.

As a church planter I understand the importance of this principle in the church. When God birthed the dream of Connection Church in my heart 12 people gathered in my living room and joined with us. That group has now grown to 120. There’s no way that happens unless everyone is using their gifts and talents.

We are not content with our 120. God wants His church to continue to grow and reach more and more people who do not yet share the hope of Jesus Christ. In order for that to happen we must all ask ourselves…

Am I eager to help my church?

What gifts and abilities can I contribute to my church?

What am I doing that someone else should be doing? (Moses didn’t try to build the tabernacle by himself)

Am I looking for others who can use their gifts and talents in the church?

Am I praying that God will send people who “are specifically gifted by the Lord” to help?

Thanks for using your skills and helping others find a place to use theirs. If you’re not sure about your gifts or skills I want to encourage you to discover your life mission by taking the S.H.A.P.E. assessment.