12 August 2016 Last updated at: 5:33 AM
Devotion: Use skill to do things
Exo 28:3 ISV* “You are to speak to all who are skilled, whom I’ve endowed with talent, that they should make Aaron’s garments for consecrating him to serve me as priest.”
There are two key words that are mentioned above and these are “Talent” and “Skill”
Talent is endowed on us by God. Its what we were born with but skill is when we have worked on the talent. Skill is the talent that has been worked on and developed. Its your duty as a child of God to develop your talents to become skills.
As seen above God was looking for those who had developed their talents to skills to make clothes for Aaron. Even now He wants his skilful children to work on various projects He wants to be done in this earth.
The desire of the Father is that whatever we do, should be done with skill. Even in our singing to Him, we need to show skill. Psa 33:3 “Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.”
To be successful in trade whether business or job, it requires skills. Ezekiel 28:5 ISV* ” By your great wisdom, by your skills in trading you have amassed wealth for yourself…..”
Skill will take you before kings and men of influence.Pro 22:29 ISV ” Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.”
Make use of your talents to shape them into skills. In the parable of the talents in Matthew 25, the ones who were given two and five talents, used them and they developed skills in trading. The Master entrusted them with more. They moved from talented to skilled servants. The one who received one talent, never used it. He remained a talented and not skilled person hence it was taken away from him.(Matthew 25:28.).
Dear Father for the talents you gave me. Every day I am developing the talents into skills for the sake of the Kingdom. I increase my capacity I develop my skills. In Jesus Name. Amen
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