As God’s chosen people were settling in to be their own people group to represent Him to the world, the Israelites were given an instruction to give to the building of the tabernacle and serve others. Exodus 35:5 reads:
“From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering of gold, silver and bronze.”
The key idea is that the Lord is not coercive. He is only interested in an offering from a cheerful giver. Verse 10 reads:
“All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded.”
The action verbs here are “come” and “make.” For those of us who are willing, we are to show up and serve with our head, hands, and feet. We are to serve with joy using our time, talent and treasure.
We have been forgiven much. The expectation of the Lord is for us to be overflowing with a grateful spirit. We are bought with a price. Therefore, our time and our skills are His.
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Everyone whom I have met that transitioned into missions from their career says the same thing, “I’m having the time of my life.”