Thursday, October 18, 2012

Are you serving on His mission field? (Part 3)

Hey everyone,
     I hope you are all doing well! I want to share a Bible story that you most likely have heard at some point. In Judges 7, the LORD allows us to read about Gideon's army.  I want you to remember that Gideon is the man that wanted to absolutely make sure God wanted him to do the job.  God did, and He showed Gideon that, through many things that Gideon asked.  I think this is so cool.  Now you will have to read Judges 6-8 to get the full story but here is a brief overview....
When Gideon knew God wanted him to do the job of saving Israel from the Midianites, a bunch of men were going to help Gideon with his mission.  Well God told Gideon that he needed to get rid of some of the men because there were too many.  So Gideon did as God told him to and told the people that anyone that was fearful could go back so 22,000 left.  There were only 10,000 people left now.  But God came back and said again that there were still too many people.  So Gideon took the people to the water like God told him to and said all the people that got on their knees to drink by lapping the water like a dog was to go home and the ones that put their hand to their mouth to drink got to stay.  Well only 300 put their hand to their mouth so only 300 stayed! Well of course the Midianite army was much much larger than 300 people! But God told them that HE would deliver them so they went and did just as the LORD said and the Lord did just as He said and He delivered them! Now you need to go read the chapters to find out the rest of the details! :) But woah....God wanted to show the people that it was HIM that was fighting for them...it was not them.  You see we can't do anything without GOD! We would not be here without God, He created us.   This true story is so amazing and it shows us that God is who delivers us and helps us every step of the way.  No matter what or where God calls you to serve Him, He will prepare you and help you every step of the way.  You see it is not our mission field...it is HIS mission field and HE allows us to serve HIM if we have first accepted HIM as Lord and Savior and second surrendered our life to HIS will. 

Judges 7:7-9 - "And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place. So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley. And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand."


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