Now there are somethings I am not good at
Swimming – I can’t swim, in fact it’s more like drowning
Golf – I can’t hit the ball off a tee- I have tried to amusement of others
To name a few
But my wife will agree that ‘Do- It-Yourself’ is probably high on my list
I get myself in all sorts of muddles
When it gets more complicated than changing batteries in the central heating clock
In fact my tool box
Is a sad excuse for a tool box
A few spanners, pliers, a saw, an old hammer and nails, nuts, washers and bolts
It is very sad
That is why when God shows me a picture of a tool box I know it’s important
Or he is having a laugh with me
So, I get this picture of a pristine tool box, full of new tools, all ready to be used
And God says,
“I have given you the tools you need.
I have placed my new tools, ready, opened there for you to use,
They have been given to you for you to use
Pick up the tools and use them.
Let me guide you,
Let me show you how to use them
Let me direct you
Take the tools, the gifts I have given you and let me work through you.
Do not doubt yourself, but let me work through you.”
Here is the truth of all Christ has given us
For Christ has placed his tools into our lives
His tools to work in and through us by his Holy Spirit
Tools of His life in us
For all these tools are tools of reconciliation
Tools to craft and demonstrate the unconditional love of God
And instead of asking for God to give us these things
It is better to take the tools Christ has placed inside us
And use them in every situation of Christ
Let God reveal to you the tools he has given you
And let him work in and through you with those tools
He is an open tool box
He has given you the best tools
He is delighted with you
He is your tools in very situation of life.
Christ is the full supply of God given to you.