Midweek Message 10/23/2019

God is looking for men and women,  both young and old who will listen for His call to action and say , ” Here I Am ,  Send Me.”  So many times we don’t feel qualified or we are afraid of failure, or we say maybe another time.  Sometimes  we just say no, send someone else.  People have not changed in their response to God’s call.  People in the Bible were the same.  They felt inadequate,  they were afraid, sometimes they just said no,  I don’t want to go,  find someone else.   We all probably know who Gideon was.  He is best known for being chosen by God to rescue the Israelites from their enemy, the Midianites.  God sees Gideon as a leader of men and  sends an angel  who calls him a mighty warrior.  Gideon sees himself as weak.  The angel says God is with you.  Gideon says,  “I’m not sure.” I need a sign that God is going to use me for this task,  so he ask God to prove it.   Gideon gets confirmation from God and with just 300 men he defeats the enemy.  The Bible says all things are possible with God.  The story of Gideon reminds me of Paul’s words in Philippians 4: 13.  “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”  We can be confident when God gives us an assignment, He will give us what we need to carry it out. 

God bless you all,  ” Keep Spurring” and see you Sunday.  Louis