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WHAT A GREAT PROBLEM

 Exodus 36:6b-7 “6…Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.  7 For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.”

AN ABUNDANCE

How often is that the case?  You need supplies for a project, and you receive more than you need.  Most of the time we are trying to figure out how to stretch what we have to get the job done.  Not this time. Moses issued the call for donations for the Tabernacle and then had to say, “Stop!  We’ve got enough.”

How does this happen?  Why doesn’t this happen all the time?  Well, there is only one answer, which we see earlier in chapter 35 verse 21, “Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the Lord’s contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.”  Who do you think stirred their hearts?

TEACHING MOMENT

 How do you teach this to your kids?  How do you explain the Lord stirring your heart?  Once again, we see it is better caught than taught.  As the Lord stirs your heart to do something, make sure your kids understand that.  Talk to them about your prayers regarding this and how the Lord directed you.  Explain how you responded to His leading.

There are some things in the faith walk that words can’t explain.  But your kids can watch and learn.  They can hear your prayers for direction from the Lord and then watch as you respond to His leading.  Let them be right there in the middle of it.  And then they can share in the blessing.  They can learn to rejoice in a stirred heart.

What are you wrestling with right now?  Are there things the Lord is “stirring” you to do?  Don’t wait.  Do as He leads.  I promise the blessing will follow.

Stirrer of hearts, move in me.  Stir my heart to respond to Your call.  Help me stir others through my obedience to You.

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