Key Ingredients for Raising Up Dreamers

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


Teach Them to Value Others

The success of your children reaching their God-given dream is not due to a one-woman show. You are just one of the people God will use in your dreamer’s life. You need to go into this mommy thing with an open hand. I would encourage you to pray that God would prepare other people to speak into your dreamer’s life as well. 

What can we learn from the Exodus passage? And what can you teach your children about their calling and the value of other workers in God’s Kingdom from this Scripture? Several things come to mind: 

1. The Lord called them by name. (God knows you and has a plan for your life.) 

2.  God filled them with His Spirit. (It’s God’s work, not yours; therefore it requires His power to do it.)  

3.  God filled Bezalel “with ability and wisdom, with intelligence and understanding, and with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs” (Exodus 35:31-32). (He has given gifts to us to do the work He has called us to do.)  

4.  There were others God had prepared to work with them, people who had the ability to do all manner of craftsmanship: “and every able and wisehearted man in whose mind the Lord had put wisdom and ability, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work” (Exodus 36:2). (Look for these people and bring them into the dream.)  

5.  Others gave so the work could be done: “freewill offerings which the Israelites had brought for doing the work of the sanctuary, to prepare it for service. And they continued to bring him freewill offerings every morning” (Exodus 36:3). (Pray that God will bring others to give so the work can be done.)  

6. The people brought much more than enough for doing the work that the Lord commanded them to do. (He can and will provide for the work He has called us to do.)