“…they came, every one whose heart stirred him up…they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service.” – Exodus 35:21
There are some women in our society who feel they must take on the role of a man in order to have influence or importance, as if being a woman itself is not good enough. Throughout the Word of God, however, you read of the powerful influence that women have in the home, the impact on the lives of others, and the value God places on godly women.
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands” (Proverbs 14:1).
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies” (Proverbs 31:10).
This blog is meant to encourage ladies to seek God’s will in their God-given role and purpose.
The title for the blog – “A Stirred Heart” – comes from Exodus 35. The children of Israel are preparing the tabernacle that God commanded to be built. God not only gave directions for how it was to be designed, but He stirred people’s hearts to fulfil every command. Those who are wise hearted, willing hearted, and had stirred hearts are mentioned throughout this chapter and the next. Exodus 35:21 says, “And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.” God gave each person the wisdom, direction, and leading to do the work of the Lord so that every need would be supplied. Women are mentioned bringing gifts and spinning with their hands. The result: “And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make” (Exodus 36:5).
God has given me abilities that I need to fulfil His will for my life. I am needed in my home, my church, and my community to do a work for the Lord. No one can fill the responsibilities He has given me in the way that I can. The same is true for you. You are needed. Our abilities are not the same. Our jobs are not the same. Just as the children of Israel had to work together to supply the need for the tabernacle, the local church body has to work together to meet the needs of their church. Moses, as the leader, did not do all the work to prepare the tabernacle. Your pastor is not meant to do all the work. Godly men and women are needed. With everyone working together, doing what God has stirred each to do, the work of the Lord will flourish. Are you a willing heart? Do you joyfully serve Him? Or do you hide, say you’re too busy, or have to be convinced to do something around the home or for the Lord’s work? Pray for God to stir your heart and show you what else you can do for the work of the Lord (yes, I said what else you can do 🙂 ). Do not be stagnant in your Christian life. Continually seek God’s will for your life, wanting to serve Him more. Ask how you can do what you already do even better and what else God has meant for you to do. God has been so good to us. We have reason to serve Him. May He stir us to serve Him faithfully and with willing hearts.