Thing-a-Day 1: Beginning Again

Oh, Thing-a-Day. I have missed you. The challenge. The freedom. The community. I do little challenges for different seasons, but I’ve done Thing-a-Day since 2011, so nostalgia and loyalty foster favoritism.

I happened to read the end of Exodus this week. Anyone else? Well, I’ll tell you, this is when The LORD gives Moses instructions–lots of them–on how to build the tabernacle.

But wait–there’s more: Moses isn’t the one who does it. Read in Exodus 31:

The LORD said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft.

(Exodus 31:1-5, ESV)

God had hand-crafted a craftsman for the job. I love to think on that–that Moses, as a leader, didn’t do it all. And Bezalel was meant to create.

I feel like I am tapping into something when I create–even if it’s not God’s Tabernacle and even if my creations aren’t perfect or desirable–the draw to create is something can be from the Spirit of God–Ruach Elohim.

I’m gonna let that be my pep talk for the month. You can use it, too, if you like.

Onward.

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