Monday, November 09, 2009

A Mandate for Action-Being a Gideonite

I am not sure what storms or life challenges you face today. Perhaps its a terminal illness. Perhaps its the loss of a job or mountains of debt. Perhaps its the end of a marital or friendship relationship. The fact remains that life is filled with storms, circumstances that can blow all of us off course.

I love the story of Gideon, the mighty Jewish warrior found in the pages of the Old Testament. Here was a guy from the smallest Jewish tribe, who found himself and his nation outnumbered and overwhelmed by fierce enemies.

In the Old Testament book of Judges, chapters 6-8, Gideon meets God who tells him to trust in Him. Gideon obeys and jumps into the deep end of the pool, trusting that God would provide the victories needed to deliver his people.

You can read the outcome of God's provision in Judges chapter 7. The takeaway for us today is this:

-God is just as trustworthy today as He was in Gideon's time.

-There is no storm to big or strong that God cannot provide a way for you to navigate through it.

-Overwhelming odds are no reason to give up what we know to be true. If Gideon had accepted defeat he would have never seen God work a miracle.

Whatever obstacles you face today, remember that God will go before you into your battle. Your response: to trust Him and jump in.

No comments: