Gideon

Hi loves, I did a lot of praying last night. When I say pray, I mean tounges because other than that, I’m pretty fast at my prayers. Right before I hit my pillow, which was around 12:30 (I know, abominable), I read in Judges about Gideon. 

I finished up the story today, but what stood out to me was when God looked at about thirty thousand men and said, “This is too many,” and notice the reason… ” lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.” 

He didn’t want Israel to be confused about who was bringing the victory. 

So He told Gideon to tell those who were scared to leave, and twenty-two thousand left, and there remained ten thousand, but that was still too many.

 “And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee;” 

So Gideon did, and the men bent down on their knees to drink God sent away but those who used their hands God chose to fight the battle leaving three hundred with Jerubbal (Gideon). 

God then gave him a plan and told him to take action immediately, but if he feared to first go down to the host and listen, then he would be encouraged. 

What stood out to me was God’s concern for man taking His glory and secondly taking care that Gideon was not fearful when he stepped out in obedience. 

let it go

I believe God spoke to me. 

That’s why He didn’t want me looking for a place. 

He would bring it, and when He did, it would be obvious it was Him and not me or anyone else. 

This can be stressful, or it can bring lots of peace. 

Like I mentioned yesterday, you can be out of control and love it.

 It’s hard to fend for yourself and do things with your own strength. 

I am pretty good at it too, and I’m not necessarily giving that up because I can’t do it.

 I can do it; I would just hate my life as most people do. 

I’m giving that up because I love God, and I’m learning that’s what He wants. 

I’ve come to the conclusion that everything is completely empty without Him, so I’ll go where He tells me to go and do what He tells me to do.

 As much as I love knowing He loves me, I also love knowing He’s pleased with me.

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But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Hebrews 8:6

Well, maybe I’ll get to sleep before the cock crows tonight. Blessings!

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But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psalm 59:16

In His Service, 

Abbie 🌸

 

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