My daily bible reading has me in Exodus. Moses has received the law, & the work on the tabernacle is the preparation stage.
The plans were specific per the Lord’s design. As the need for materials was presented, the bible says in Exodus 25:31:
21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
Those whose hearts were stirred brought so much that Moses had to ask them to stop, because the need was so greatly met. (Wouldn’t any pastor love to have THAT dilemma?)
God ordained some to craft the tabernacle items. Exodus reports that He 35 filled (them) with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, the engraver, and the cunning workman, and the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and the weaver, even any of them that do ANY work.
Did you catch that first part? God filled them with WISDOM OF HEART. Our talents & abilities are a gift from Him. Then He stirs our hearts to use our giftedness to glorify Him through service. Have you felt that stirring lately?
I’m sharing today a recipe that doesn’t need a mixer. It is simply ‘all stirred up’ in one bowl.
It’s called a Hummingbird Cake, & it’s a favorite of my friend Kay, a pastor’s wife for over 50 years! She often reminded me of a hummingbird as she moved quickly from place to place on Sunday morning assisting her husband, & helping in any way needed. When my pastor was called to full-time ministry, Kay’s heart, too, was stirred. The make a great team!