Monday, October 5, 2015

October 6, 2015

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,  to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you:” Exodus 31:1-6

This portion of Scripture sounds obscure at first glance. What does this have to do with Raising Home Run Kids?

Actually, quite a bit! God had used Moses to lead God’s people out of bondage and slavery in Egypt. Now they were preparing to build the Tabernacle and it would be a huge project. To accomplish this sacred assignment would require many skilled craftsmen. Where would they find all these artisans in the middle of a remote desert?

What God is heard telling Moses that He had already given them every skilled worker they would need to build this elaborate sanctuary for the worship and glorification of God! He even goes so far as to tell Moses that He has given them ALL the craftsmen and skilled and contractors they would need to fulfill the vision He had shared with them.

That’s significant on several levels!

First, we can take encouragement from this Scripture that God has given FredWes everything we need to reach the next season of growth and ministry He is calling us to!

Second, He has placed everything in you and around you to become what He desires you to be!

And third, God has put all the right stuff in your kid to develop into him/her for the destiny He plans for them. You could say God has a large gold deposit inside every kid and the job of parents is to discover it and mine it out!

Above is the crew God gave me. I am very blessed!

God put a lot of good stuff in them and I have been able to dig some of it out. They are still works in progress! God isn’t finished with them nor am I. But, as a proud and thankful Dad I can say, “So far, so good!”

Sunday I will do some teaching on Third Base in the Home Run Life. I look forward to sharing with you three practical ideas for raising competent kids.

As the old prospector used to say, “There’s gold in them there hills!” God says, “There’s gold in them there kids!”

Each kid is a treasure! Make sure you treasure them today!