“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8
Last Sunday I had a wonderful time at church. It is so pleasing to experience true leaders share their message. It started with the passage
“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“. Exodus 31
Note, the Lord is speaking not of a goldsmith, nor a silversmith, nor of someone who works with wood. But of someone who can work in all of them! To make artistic designs! Now this man was a slave who was making straw and bricks with the rest of the crowd in egypt and yet here he is with a calling to build one beatiful masterpiece – the tabernacle!
When the Lord anoints you with his Wisdom it makes people wonder where you have learnt what you know and demonstarte! Afterall the Pharisee did ask about Peter –“Where have these man this knowledge, seeing that they were uneducated”. Similar questions were asked about Jesus. In modern days, you don’t have to be a business graduate or an engineer for God to bless you with skill in any such field. Such Learning is beyond any form of teaching. You are not just the best among the crowd but exceptional beyond comparision! Like Joseph, Like Daniel, Slaves and Captives who became the most powerful men of their times. Daniel learnt all knowledge and skills of the egyptians just like the other scholars, yet he was beyond comparision and the King’s counselor. Something made him special and that’s the anointing of the Spirit!
I know I can have the best mentor and coaches for the fields I like to learn! But its the anointing that is going to make the difference. I feel so shameful that I have tried to justify my learnings with books I have read, teachings I have heard, methods and principles when all the while it was the Spirit guiding me. For clearly David says – “I have more knowledge than all my teachers, because I give thought to your unchanging word” Psalm 119:99
You reap a hundredfold when there is famine and thats your minimum standard! You are called to split the red sea, still time, break through barriers. A person who has experienced such blessing cannot be satisfied with mediocrity success. As the pastor spoke, I began to realize that I have been moving away from the trust in God to my own attained knowledge and learning in recent years. And though by human standards I am doing well, from the standards the Lord has clearly shown me before, I know its mediocrity that I am living with. And that I can do so much more with His strength. For it is our right to move with force and break all barriers, afterall it is written again – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” – Romans 8:37
Clearly such Calling is from the Lord and it is for everyone who desires.
“And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” Acts 2:14