Mighty Man of Valor
How many times have you received a prophetic word from the Lord, are filled with excitement and hope, and yet the years go by and nothing happens? I know how it is, I have been there, and many of you as well.
It’s said that all we need is a word from God to get going, but is that true? We hesitate, we wait, the word grows stale and moldy. Maybe your mind begins getting filled with excuses such as: I’m too old, I don’t have enough money, I have no ministerial credentials. Maybe your gender is an excuse, or you feel insecure. Whatever the excuse , those are lies from the enemy.
If the Lord has given you a word, that means He trust you and feels confident that you can carry out His work. But are you willing, do you make yourself available? Do you have that desire, passion and drive to fulfill your calling?
When the Lord called Gideon a mighty man of valor, he did not see himself that way. He felt insecure, he was in fact hiding from Midianites when the Angel showed up.
So what happened?
- Gideon knew he had favor - we have favor with God
- Gideon offered a sacrifice – God offered Jesus as our sacrifice
- Gideon obeyed his first assignment - through the Spirit we can obey
After Gideon tore down the altar of Baal, it was then the Spirit of the Lord fell upon him, not before!
Often times we have it backwards. We wait for the Spirit to move upon our lives first for us to move and act, when in fact God is waiting for our obedience so that He can pour more of His Spirit on our lives and empower us to do more.
My encouragement to you this day, rise up you mighty man or woman of valor. God has a purpose for your life, and he is waiting for you to fulfill your calling.
May you be richly blessed this day.
Posted on November 4, 2011, in Christianity, Devotionals, inspiration, Jesus, Religion and tagged Christianity, Devotionals, Gideon, holy spirit, inspiration, Jesus. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.