Thursday, November 12, 2015

Let God Fight Your Battle HIS WAY


Let God Fight Your Battle HIS WAY
 
 
The past months, I have attended a weekly Wednesday morning prayer group as we pray over our city.  Prior to attending the second meeting,  I e-mailed the Pastor and asked him if he had a Focus for the next meeting.  I told him I had a thought.  He said, “Go for it.”  Then he turned the Focus portion over to me and each week I print out a short take home paper, or suggested prayers I have gleaned from great sources.

Our group is small in numbers, but that does not matter because one shall chase 1000 and two shall chase 10,000/

As I prepared for today, I was reminded of Gideon who was afraid to do something he had never done before. He decided to let God be God - His way.

The Children of Israel knew God was real, but they relaxed into the culture of the day and began to worship other gods. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he though the angel was a prophet because the angel looked like a man. He was told to deliver Israel out of the hands of the Midianites, but Gideon was afraid and said, "I HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

God often takes us out of our comfort zone and asks us to do something that perhaps we do NOT want to do, but He says, I will be with you.

After the angel asked Gideon to slay a bullock and put it on a rock the angel touched it with his staff and fire burnt up the offering. Now though Gideon trembled, he agreed he would call the people together to fight. 

32,000 soldiers seemed like a good army to go against the Midianites, but God said NO they are too many. Send all who are afraid - - home. With the 10,000 left Gideon was puzzled, but God said they are still too many so here is a test. Now there were only 300 men left.  A small group - -

Whoa God are you sure this is right?

The amazing thing is the 300 soldiers may not have had a sword, for in one hand was a torch and in the other a trumpet.  The Midianites ended up killing each other and running.

God does NOT always ask you to do the simple thing, but God will go with YOU as He went with Gideon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If the world (your city – your family or loved one) is going to be won for Christ, we are going to have to do things we have never done before. And the only way to do things you have never done is to SEE things you have never seen.  day we have the courage to see things we have never seen and then have the courage to do things we have never done, that is when we can change the world for HimBut of course that starts with you and me, doesn’t it? God wants to show us (good) things we have never seen about ourselves so we can do things we have never done, so we can experience things we have never experienced. God is not interested in renewal—He is interested in the permanent restoration of His glory among His people;We must confess that we don’t know how to do it! We don’t know, yet many of us hold onto the ever fading fires of man’s best attempts to control God’s activity, instead of rejoicing at the release of His glory.
If the world (your city – your family or loved one) is going to be won for Christ, we are going to have to do things we have never done before. And the only way to do things you have never done is to SEE things you have never seen. The day we have the courage to see things we have never seen and then have the courage to do things we have never done, that is when we can change the world for Him. But of course that starts with you and me, doesn’t it? God wants to show us (good) things we have never seen about ourselves so we can do things we have never done, so we can experience things we have never experienced. God is not interested in renewal—He is interested in the permanent restoration of His glory among His people;We must confess that we don’t know how to do it! We don’t know, yet many of us hold onto the ever fading fires of man’s best attempts to control God’s activity, instead of rejoicing at the release of His glory.

























































































































































If the world (your city – your family or loved one) is going to be won for Christ, we are going to have to do things we have never done before. And the only way to do things you have never done is to SEE things you have never seen.
The day we have the courage to see things we have never seen and then have the courage to do things we have never done, that is when we can change the world for Him.
But of course that starts with you and me, doesn’t it? God wants to show us (good) things we have never seen about ourselves so we can do things we have never done, so we can experience things we have never experienced.
God is not interested in renewal—He is interested in the permanent restoration of His glory among His people;
We must confess that we don’t know how to do it! We don’t know, yet many of us hold onto the ever fading fires of man’s best attempts to control God’s activity, instead of rejoicing at the release of His glory.
he world (your city – your family or loved one) is going to be won for Christ, we are going to have to do things we have never done before. And the only way to do things you have never done is to SEE things you have never seen. The day we have the courage to see things we have never seen and then have the courage to do things we have never done, that is when we can change the world for Him. But of course that starts with you and me, doesn’t it? God wants to show us (good) things we have never seen about ourselves so we can do things we have never done, so we can experience things we have never experienced.
God is not interested in renewal—He is interested in the permanent restoration of His glory among His people;
We must confess that we don’t know how to do it! We don’t know, yet many of us hold onto the ever fading fires of man’s best attempts to control God’s activity, instead of rejoicing at the release of His glory.
 

2 comments:

  1. God is pretty awesome! His way is always the best...even when it seems crazy to us.
    I'm guilty of questioning God's plan/method but I think the older I'm getting the quicker I am to accept His plan as best.

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  2. AMEN!
    Lord I surrender!
    This is for me Aunt Hazel. I was provoked into prayers. I am holding on and following the Lord just as Gideon did!
    God Bless Aunt Hazel

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