Judges 6:1‐40; Luke 22:54‐23:12; Psalms 95:1‐96:13; Proverb 14:5‐6
Go In the Strength You Have
Take the world for Christ!
Too big, Lord!
Well, then, take your city for Christ!
Like Israel during the seven years Midian oppressed them, Central Florida – my zip code – is threatened with being overrun by evil. Is that God’s will for my zip code? For yours? For the World? NO!
It is weak faith manifested in the failure of the church to act in the power of Christ’s name that provides evil with the opportunity to oppress. Yet, like Gideon, God has already spoken to us: Verse 12, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” Verse 14, “Go in the strength you have…” Verse 16, “I will be with you…” Verse 23, “Peace! Do not be afraid.”
While he was still processing wheat, God called Gideon a “mighty warrior,” knowing he could be acting in obedience and faith to God. He told Gideon to set out “in the strength you have.” It is the faith-filled act of going that unleashes God’s power. We wait too long for the power before going. “Go, and make disciples.” And best of all – “Peace! Do not be afraid.”
Who is God’s warrior in your zip code?
Winter Haven, FL
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