Today’s Scripture Reading: Judges 3:31 through Judges 6:40
Angel of the Lord to Gideon: Mighty Hero, the Lord is with you! (6:12)
Gideon to Angel of the Lord: If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? (6:13)
Have you ever been in a situation where you just weren’t sure you could make it and some well-meaning person said, “The Lord is with you.” I can remember times when I was thanking them on the outside and inside I wanted to smack ‘em.
When we’re in a rough place we usually react like Gideon, “if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?”
For most of us, having God with us in our hard times just isn’t enough;
we want Him to fix it.
If we really understood the power of God, His being with us would be enough. We would realize that if God is with us, we always win!
But just like Gideon in our humanness we cry out, WHY is this happening to ME?
And God gently says, “Go in the strength you have, I am sending you.” (6:14) In other words, do what you can do, but just remember that “I Am” is sending you and that makes all the difference!
Gideon was a farmer and felt inadequate to lead an army. God encouraged him, “I will be with you and you will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.”
In verse 34 of Judges 6 there is the most amazing statement: Then the Spirit of the Lord took possession of Gideon.
How would I handle my challenges if I were possessed by the Spirit of the Lord?
Confidently and peacefully…
This goes back to something we said a few days ago, “God qualifies those He calls.” No, we may not have an angelic glow, but when we are moving in the calling and plans God has for us, we are possessed by His Spirit and we can expect supernatural results!
Lord, you know the jobs you have for us to do, Spirit of the Lord take possession of us and supernaturally use us for Your glory!
Lord, be with us!
In Jesus Name, Amen and Amen!
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Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Judges 7:1 through Judges 9:21