My sewing machine is sitting on my dining table, patiently awaiting the moment I turn it on. Considering how much I love to sew, it seems strange that it has been sitting untouched for weeks.
I learned to sew through five years of Home Economics in junior high and high school. I consider myself a top-notch seamstress, having made bridesmaid and prom dresses for my daughter and numerous Easter dresses. At one time, I made all my own clothes.
Have you ever thought of being filled with the Spirit of God, the Spirit of wisdom, so that you could sew?
“And thou shalt speak unto all that are wisehearted, whom I have filled with the Spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.” Ex 28:3.
Aaron was the first priest of the Israelites after they left Egypt, and his consecration garments had to be special-made to God’s specifications, since he would be serving before the Lord.
Not only was Aaron called to be the first priest, there were certain people who were called to make his garments. Where did they learn to sew? In Pharoah’s palace where God made sure they were trained by the finest teachers of their time, so when Aaron’s priestly robes were needed, they would be prepared. Then God filled them with the Spirit of wisdom, so they were anointed in addition to being trained.
This applies to other things, too: computers, woodworking, mechanics, painting, singing, playing musical instruments. God has given each of us talents that we may never know we have until we try. However training is only the beginning, the first step. God’s calling on each life shows up with the anointing to fulfill that calling.
Just think, a seamstress, auto mechanic, singer, computer technician, carpenter, each one filled with the Spirit of wisdom to do what God has called him to do.
The greatest anointing comes when you are doing what God has called you to do.