The Call to Serve

And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
Exodus 35:30‭-‬31 KJV

When we were younger, we used to discuss about ” the call ”, as if it was such an esoteric and mysterious thing that you have to die before you could understand. No one told us that you may even have a call to do carpentry in ministry. Isn’t that what Bazaleel was called to do? To imagine that he was filled with some requirements that we considered only needful for preachers. He was called by God. In the Nigerian Vanguard of June 4th,2017, Layi Bamidele, a Pastor, described this call as being of two kinds: the general call of salvation( 1Peter 2;9-10 ) and the special call being for a chosen few( Mat 22:14 & Deut.7:6 ). The call we are concerned here is not the movie of 2013 which starred Abigail Breslin as Casey Welson kidnapped by a serial killer. It is an invitation by God to do His will as special instructions in areas others may not be able to do. It is usually accompanied with a gift to enable the call function as special.
Bezaleel and Aholiab had special skills in artistry, and God called them by name.
Ed Taylor says the service must be in the spirit, in Gods wisdom, in prayers, in the unity of peace, and must be done willingly. When Jesus washed the disciples feet, He demonstrated the attitude we must take while serving. Where have you been called to serve? How will you do it today? Let it be willingly, joyfully and with a heart of thanksgiving.

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