“All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved
came and brought their sacred offerings to the Lord.
They brought all the materials needed for the Tabernacle,
for the performance of its rituals, and for the sacred garments.
Both men and women came, all whose hearts were willing.
They brought to the Lord their offerings...”
Exodus 35: 21-22 NLT
Friends, this was how the Tabernacle was built. Those who felt God’s calling gave their most prized possessions. Those who felt moved by the message from the Lord offered their time, talents, money, prized fabrics, heirlooms, their rainy day funds — whatever they had, they gave to God.
I imagine some gave little. I imagine some gave a lot. I imagine some gave everything they had.
If even one of those people would have held back, they wouldn’t have had enough to complete the enormous task at hand.
When I read these verses this last week, I felt a pang of guilt.
Because I have thought:
What do I have to give?
I have nothing of worth to offer.
There are others far more capable.
And I wonder…what’s stopping me? Why do I not follow my feeling of being moved? For God has touched me. He has stirred my heart numerous times. Isn’t that enough?
Because it’s not me — It’s Him.
I don’t have to be enough — He is.
I don’t have to do it all — He will.
I don’t have to know all the details. I simply have to be willing. Willing to be used by Him. Willing to have Him do great things through me. With whatever talents He’s blessed me with.
Yes. This I can do. I can be moved. I can be stirred. And I can react. I can offer all that I have. For Him.
Take it, Lord. Take all of it. Here You go.
I may not have much,
but You’ve done greater things with far less.
And I can’t wait to see You make something beautiful out of what I have to give.
How about you? What will you offer Him this week? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.