Daily Archives: July 23, 2010

Judges 6; Jeremiah 19; Mark 5; Acts 10

Look how the Lord uses us.

Sometimes where we see weak and fearful …

The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”

“But Lord, ” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”

The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.” Judges 14-16 (emphasis mine)

Gideon, afraid of his family and the townsmen, took cover in night to demolish an altar and remove the Asherah pole. Didn’t he hear what the angel of the Lord said? “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

… God sees a mighty warrior.

And sometimes where we see strength …

A strong man who broke through chains. No one could bind him. No one could subdue him–except this Legion, breaking him so he’d cry out and cut himself. Afflicted. When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.

… God sees weakness.

He uses us in any way.

[Jesus said], “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him.

For His glory.

And all the people were amazed. (Mark 5:19-20)

In my weakness or His strength, all for His glory,

Courtney (66books365)

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