17 May The Spirit-filled You!
What have we learned from the pandemic? If we have learned anything from the covid-19 pandemic, it could be this: God is not confined to the church walls.
We’ve always said that, but when we had to deal with gathering restrictions and virtual church services, it became strikingly real! Now, if God isn’t confined to the church walls, neither is His anointing. The power of the Holy Spirit is free and available to His children everywhere we are.
His empowerment grants us gifts of the Spirit that we are familiar with, but there is more to that. Let’s look at Exodus 31:1-6; And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, see, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee
It’s easier to accept that God gave these men wisdom, understanding and knowledge. We’re familiar with those terms in Christiandom. But for most of us, we struggle to accept workmanship as something spiritual. How often do you get introduced to an anointed man or woman of God who isn’t a preacher, but an architect?
We seem to have limited our concept of the anointing. Exodus 31:1-6 shows that what we mostly call “secular” was a direct impartation from God’s Spirit to those men who would build His tabernacle. The artisans in the time of Moses were anointed to be goldsmiths, silversmiths, stone cutters, and woodcarvers!
Today, I urge us to view our so-called “secular” jobs, talents, and businesses as received from God. What do you do? Are you an accountant? God desires that you become a Spirit-filled accountant! Are you a medical doctor? God wants you to be a Spirit-filled doctor. Are you a graphic designer? You can be a Spirit-filled graphic designer.
Why is that so important?
First off, when we embrace the anointing for working professionally, we are more likely to cultivate a dependence on the Holy Spirit in our tasks. Now, Who wouldn’t need some extra help with their job? Secondly, when we see that the anointing is with us in our businesses and jobs, we enjoy and benefit from a deeper fellowship with God. Thirdly, the light of Jesus gets to shine to our unsaved colleagues, whom we will be a witness to.
My sisters, receive the anointing to transform your work life in whatever field you are in. Whichever way you work with your hands, become a Spirit-filled YOU!
Yaneke Lewis is the owner of Blog for the Christian Damsel. As a wife and mother, she uses her experience to share thoughts, teachings and fun Bible quizzes to help young Christian women grow. When she’s not writing, she’s podcasting or making music!