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Morning Prayer, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: GOD CAN HANDLE IT

Father God, thank You for having my back and giving me directions and instructions on how to defeat my enemy(ies).  Amen
Judges 6:11-16; 7:1-8; 8:19-22
“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me.”  There is a story about Gideon in the Bible.  God called him to go save his people from the Midanites.  First of all, Gideon did not think he had what it took to go up against the Midianites.  He had God give him all kinds of signs to prove that He was indeed the one calling him to go up against the Midianites.  God allowed Gideon the signs to prove it was indeed He who was calling him to go.  The problem was, Gideon had far too many men to take with him.  Who in that crowd of 22,000 + men would have his back when it all came down to it?  God knew.  By the time God weeded out those who were not true warriors, he was left with 300 men.  Now the Midianites had a crew of about 135,000 men.  That is a lot of men.  Here I am taking a mere 300 men into fight 135,000.  Are you serious!  How many of us would back out?  You would if you looked at what you could do against them which is how many of us look at the battles we face.  It's not you against them.  It's God against them.  Don't sit around wondering how you can overcome debt to get that new car or house.  Don't sit back and look at the 300 people applying for the same job as you feeling discouraged. It's not what you can do but what God can do for you and through you.  He gave Gideon directions on how to attack the 135,000 Midianites.  Here is the key though. If Gideon had decided to concoct his own plan, he would have been defeated.  Numbers does not matter to God.  He is not afraid of large numbers or plots of deceptive plans put in place against you.  He is not hindered by what looks impossible.  God is in a class all by Himself. When we get that, nothing can stop our forward movement.  Nothing!          

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believed in him would not perish, but have everlasting life."  John 3:16         

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