Sunday, August 14, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge {Word #17}, Qualified

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Challenge Word #17: Qualified

Have you ever thought about the word qualified (necessary skills, knowledge, credentials)? Let’s look at it for a minute. To get a job we must have certain qualifications. To get a driver’s license, we must meet certain qualifications. To get a loan for a car, house, or any other loan, you must qualify. To enter the Olympics, you must qualify. Almost anything we do in life here on earth has qualifications. However, have you ever looked at what God’s qualifications are for service? Most of the time, He calls the unqualified people to do His amazing work here on earth.

One of my favorite examples of this in scripture is Moses. Do you remember when God called Moses to go to Pharaoh to bring the Israelites out of Egypt? In Exodus 3:10-11, we see God speaking to Moses. He says “’So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’” Have you ever asked God if you were qualified to do something He has called you to do? Or maybe you did not do as He called because you felt you were not qualified. But agh yes, if He calls you, you are qualified! He will enable you to do as He calls. His power is made perfect in our weakness, and He alone will be glorified. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 says “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Moses also had many questions for the Lord as he was called. Moses even goes so far as to share how he was unqualified to do what God had called him to do. In Exodus 4:10 Moses says “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since You have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” God replies and says in Exodus 4:11-12The LORD said to him, ‘Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.’” How awesome that God tells Moses He will help him. But if you continue reading Exodus 4, you will see that Moses then asks God to send someone in his place and God becomes angry. I pray that you will not follow Moses example but trust that God will give you all you need in whatever He calls you to do. I have seen the Holy Spirit work through me so many times especially when I am called to lecture for a Bible Study Fellowship class. I am always in awe of how He gives me the words and speaks through me directly to the women. It is SUCH a blessing to me to watch Him work through me. And the words certainly are not my own; they are truly from Him. I cannot claim any glory for it! It is ALL His. For those of you that have experienced what I am talking about, I know you are awestruck too. It is amazing to “sit back” and watch Him work! To God be the glory!

Well, I did not get a page done for this week’s challenge. We are still on my glorious vacation. When I get one completed, however, I will get it posted for you!

So remember, when He calls, He will equip you to do His work thus making you qualified! How amazing is that? And often He does not put us in positions where we are overconfident. The glory belongs to Him and only Him. We cannot take the credit as we could not do what we are doing without Him. He provides everything we need in order to complete our task. Will you listen and obey today even if you ‘think’ you are not qualified?

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foxyenglishcrafter said...

Thank you for sharing this post. I found it very interesting and informative.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and happy crafting

Hugs Julie

May the lord bless you and your family with everything you need in life

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

E. Marie said...

Patter, wonderful page. I really like the flowers and pearls along the side.

NickelNook said...

Thank you Patter! I look forward to maybe seeing your page sometime after your wonderful holiday! :o)

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