Feb 11, 2009

A promise that I claim - The gift of knowledge

I usually resist in writing about my job and other mundane things. But the fact is, it does take up a larger portion of my life - and it's often difficult to avoid references to it, especially since I am a realist. 

Often I think; The challenges that face me at work - the ones that the lord has let me overcome - (Praise the Lord!) are not unique to me. They could be faced by every christian professional - and I would be happy to share my thoughts even if it means it is not the usual interesting devotional that I post. 

One of my main challenges that I have faced at work is a lack of knowledge for me and my friends who are involved in the same task. Ours is the victory to claim, in Christ; and if we have God on our side, who else do we need to worry about? Is the mountain unsurmountable if God is with us ? Are we limited by our lack of knowledge or intelligence or indeed any of our mortal limitations if He is guiding us ? Does he leave us without a guide and comfort in these times ? ! 

My friend - Praise the Lord - He has always taken care of me in wonderful ways (Yes! Miraculous ways) in all aspects of my life - And so often at work too. Indeed, I can say that any success I have had in my professional life has been due to the abundant blessings from the Lord. 

Let's glance at a portion from Exodus.
Exo 31:1  And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, 
Exo 31:2  See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: 
Exo 31:3  And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 
Exo 31:4  To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 
Exo 31:5  And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. 
Exo 31:6  And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee; 

How heartening it is for me, when I read this verse again. This is a promise that the gift of the holy spirit is in us and in the people who work with us - so that they may do the work that He has willed for us! He will impart portions of His infinite knowledge to help do the work that He has entrusted with us. 

This is a time when I am worried. And I am quite a baby christian (since the adults in christ do not get worried ! :) ) 

I pray to the Lord to guide me and my friends to achieve the goal that he has destined for us at work - through Him, and all for His glory. Amen. 


  1. Hi Thomas,
    I can't agree more. In my line of work, decisions can mean life or death. The knowledge and intuition (kind of like inside information), I believe, are not primarily from my education or experience, but are rather a gift from God that has been entrusted to me. I have had many cases that logic and reasoning just don't fit with my "gut" feeling. I can't say that the feeling is always correct, but I can say that many patients have benefited from these feelings (knowledge), and I have never regretted investigating my God given feelings and suspicions.

    p.s. Let go of the worry, although I am having trouble following my own advice. I will be praying for you Thomas! From another baby Christian (didn't He say we are to become like babes?).

  2. God is with us all, even those that do not believe. He may not be sa close, but He is there all the same. Never leaving or forsaking anyone. We, on the other hand distance ourselvs. This is why study of His Word and understanding of His promises is necessary. The more we seek God the closer we are to Him; and the more we can rest assured of His sustaining grace.


  3. Scott - It is so true that our intuition is so reinforced by the gentle promptings from the Holy spirit. My belief is, the more we grow in spirit, the more we would have these promptings, initially helping us in our daily life, then in our daily christian walk, then prompting us away from sin, and enabling us to grow likened to Him finally. Praise Him for the beautiful presence of the holy spirit!

    We need to be like babes - but I hope we can truly grow more towards the beautiful goal that he has set before us !! :)

    thanks for the comment - its nice to be in touch !

  4. thanks Matt - It's truly comforting to grow closer to the word. That's how the presence of the holy spirit becomes stronger in us :)