When Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings. He also anointed and consecrated the altar and all its utensils. – Numbers 7:1
What if Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle and not dedicated it to the LORD right away? What if he had not instantly declared that it was GOD’S TENT? What if…
When we are serving God in whatever way we serve Him – whether it’s through music or writing or… do we get all set up to do what we do – and dedicate it all to Him immediately?
It is so easy to go through the motions without inviting God to be a part of it. It’s easier still to leave Him out completely – it can become routine and familiar to us. Yes – US – I’m talking to myself too. Nothing is easier for me to do than play the piano, however, if I’m getting ready to serve the LORD, I’d better dedicate my service to Him – or it will be worthless.
We dare not boast one bit about anything we do for God. Without His presence, His love, His guidance – it means nothing. The second we forget that and start making it about our own ability or skill – we’ve lost out on the blessing from God. When we try to go it alone, that is when failure happens.
Moses teaches us to prepare to serve and be careful to invite God’s Holy Spirit into the service. If He is part of the service – part of the process – then what you do must succeed because it’s backed by God Himself. He can not fail and He will not let your plans fail – especially your plan to serve Him.
If you are serving the LORD and it seems to be more difficult than usual, ask yourself if you invited God to be in the midst of your efforts. You may think it can wait – that you can take care of it later – but it can’t wait. Before you begin doing what you do, ask God to do what He does! He will bless your tiny efforts and make them huge! 🙂