The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

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03/21/2014

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One Finger One Thumb


"One finger one thumb keep moving, one finger one thumb keep moving, one finger one thumb keep moving, keep working for the Lord...
One finger one thumb one hand keep moving, one finger one thumb one hand keep moving, one finger one thumb one hand keep moving, keep working for the Lord...
One finger one thumb one hand one arm keep moving, one finger one thumb one hand one arm keep moving, one finger one thumb one hand one arm keep moving, keep working for the Lord
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Children's Song Anon

Most kids organizations have a song like the one above to encourage them to work for a purpose. We've been singing it with the kids at Northfield for years and it unwinds with many more verses and includes actions. The idea is about using the talents we have for the Lord. Have you ever personally known someone who was naturally very good at something? We all have... Just think about LeBron James and the way he can play basketball or a Mariah Carey who can hit notes that we only dream about... Many times, in describing these talents, we say that they are "God-given." After all, I played and practiced a lot and never got as good as LeBron, and you may have sung a lot but not nearly as good as Mariah. In the Book of Exodus, as the people were wandering in the wilderness, God thought it was time to build the Tabernacle... Here's what He did... "The the Lord said to Moses, 'See I have chosen Bezalel, son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts --- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kind of craftsmanship' " (31:1-5). For Bezalel, working was a blessing because he was using the unique skills God had appropriated to him to glorify God. How are we doing in this arena? None of us will probably ever have the extreme skills of LeBron, Mariah, or even Bezalel, but it is vitally important to remember this... It is less about the level of our skills, and more about how we use them. Bezalel used his God-given talents to serve and glorify the Lord. God has given all of us a skill or two. There's a chance that we are better at one or more things than others are. In the Lord's kingdom, there is much to be done. Are we utilizing those talents we have to better that kingdom, and if not, why not? There is a chance that I will be singing one finger one thumb keep moving all day long... It might not be such a bad thing...

Have a great day... Make a difference... Love mark Phil.4:11

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