Your key to victory!
December 9, 2009
But the Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon...
Dr. Howard Hendricks, a wonderful professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary, once referred to a little prayer that he says every day. And as it happens, this prayer is based on today's verse, Gideon's life-changing experience with God.
The prayer goes like this:
"Lord, here I am. I want to be your suit of clothes. Take me and use me and just walk around in me today."
Now that's a simple little prayer, but it is also a powerful one!
The only way that you and I are able to contend at all is because God is with us. Gideon learned this lesson firsthand. On his own he was fearful and powerless, hiding deep down in a winepress to avoid the Midianites. He was beaten down and weak, but that didn't stop God.
You see, God chooses and uses people who understand their own inadequacies, and who embrace his sufficiency. The Spirit of the Lord covered Gideon and the battle was won!
If you feel inadequate to do the will of God, you are not alone. Jesus said it himself when he spoke these words from John 15:5: "Apart from me you can do nothing."
Our story doesn't end with our weakness. It begins with the overwhelming sufficiency that is ours in Christ Jesus. He is your key to victory in every battle you will ever face!
GOD CHOOSES AND USES PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND THEIR OWN INADEQUACIES, AND WHO EMBRACE HIS SUFFICIENCY.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham