Food for thought    23rd April 09

Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear. Cheri Huber

Printed extract from 'Fear Not My Child' [c] with permission from Katey Moreland

And the LORD said to him,
'Surely I will be with you'
Judges 6: 16

I love the story of Gideon! In the natural Gideon is a fearful character, small both in his own eyes and the eyes of those around him, yet God calls him a 'mighty man of valour'. When Gideon argues he is incapable of taking-up God's ministry, being the least influential person in his nation, the LORD replies, 'Surely I will be with you'. Alone, Gideon has no power or strength to fulfil His mission, but with God coming alongside him all things are possible! If size is needed, there is no bigger Person than Almighty God; if power is required who is more powerful than Creator of the Universe! When God gives you something to do you need not fear you're too small or too weak for the job. That's actually part of the plan; when you are weak He is strong, and when you are small in your own eyes you realise how big and capable God is, keeping none of the glory for yourself, but giving it all to Him to whom all praise and glory belongs!

Dear LORD God,
I pray to take courage when You lead me to do something beyond my own ability. Open my ears to hear you say, 'Surely, I will be with you'. Let Your promise fill me with confidence as I place my trust in Your strength and ability. I ask all in Jesus' name. Amen!






The Lord is saying: How far will you go to seek out the lost with me. Will you break down the barriers that only love will face courageously. Don't you know that when you start to take back the enemy's spoils you shall face a battle, but the battle is won, for I have won it. Just stand in the face of opposition in love and you will see that the enemy will flee. I am with you.

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.



























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