March 29. 2019

And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.” And Gideon said to him, “Please, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.”  -Judges 6:12-13 ESV


The MSG paraphrase puts it this way; Gideon replied, “With me, my master? If God is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all the miracle-wonders our parents and grandparents told us about, telling us, ‘Didn’t God deliver us from Egypt?’ The fact is, God has nothing to do with us—he has turned us over to Midian.”  If we desire to play big for God then, we will have opportunities to build our Faith.  While building our Faith through the valley and the desert- sometimes, we will doubt.  God uses the valleys, the desert experiences and the fiery furnace to form us into the image of His Son.

Leader, we must remember that God’s ways are not our ways. God tells us through the prophet Isaiah, “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” And through the same prophet He told us; And The LORD of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,(Isaiah 14:24). He is Jehovah Sabaoth! He is the LORD OF HOSTS, the LORD of the HEAVENLY ARMIES!

Conduit,  there has never been an emergency meeting of the TRINITY.  God is in control, and He is the master manipulator of ALL that is seen and unseen!(Colossians 1:16).  We must remember, Faith requires a gap.  Small gap = small faith.  Big gap= BIG FAITH! Faith is a belief system and it works best when we ACT AS IF!  If you are willing to LIVE your FAITH, to AVAIL and COMMIT- no matter the circumstance- God will make you a mighty and valiant warrior, to the GLORY OF GOD!  Remember, the BATTLE and the SWORD are the LORDS!

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