ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Beloved of GOD,   John 3:16

MAN OF VALOR   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   7/31/19   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
…”The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” (Judges 6:12, NKJV)

What Can God Do Through You?
Many people feel inadequate to do anything for God. But God doesn’t see you as inadequate. He sees you as complete, lacking nothing in Him! In the Scripture, Gideon was hiding out from his enemies. He was afraid and didn’t feel equipped to do what God called him to do. Gideon was focused on his circumstances and his limitations, but God was focused on what He could do through Gideon. Gideon felt weak; God saw him as strong. Gideon felt unqualified; God saw him as competent to do the job. Gideon felt insecure and full of fear; God saw him as fearless and full of boldness. Sure enough, when Gideon obeyed God, against all odds, he ended in victory!

You may feel that you’re average. You may think you’re ordinary, but God sees you as a champion. He believes in you and regards you as a strong, courageous, successful, overcoming person. You may not see yourself that way, but that doesn’t change God’s image of you. God still sees you exactly as His Word describes you. Dare to start seeing yourself as God sees you—as a victor!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for giving me a spirit of boldness. Thank You for giving me a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. I yield myself to You. I yield my heart, my mind and my whole being. Have Your way in me and lead me into Your victory in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
Seems to me that sometimes a personal message is expanded as to be assumed for everyone.  Sometimes folks have told me that they had Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh.” as though that excused the flesh that got them into a mess.  I often ask them, is your name PAUL?  This was a personal conversation between Paul and the Holy Spirit.  It could happen, but more than likely it does not apply to any one else.  In the above context the LORD’s Angel was speaking specifically to Gideon.   And also the same in the verses with the contexts in Joshua 10:8 with “The LORD said to Joshua,  “Do not fear them……

Now if we can get the earth’s wax cleaned out of our ears and GOD speaks to us as above,  we best get along with it as God will help make it happen and there will be lots of Joy.  But don’t be presumptuous, as a lot of good folks get badly damaged that way.  So the real issue to this Blog is, are you really really able to hear the LORD, through the Holy Spirit, when HE speaks specifically to you???  Jesus taught,  “But he that entereth in by the door  (Remember Jesus said he was the only door.)  is the shepherd of the sheep.To him the porter (Holy Spirit) openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out .And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.  John 10:2-4.  and further on:  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.  27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.   (Of course, we can get lost if we go it alone.)

So we need to spend more time in PRAYER and the WORD of GOD getting to know our shepherd’s voice so the we don’t become lunch for wolves.  And then we can become, fearless, strong, courageous, successful and an overcoming person for and in the LORD.

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,  Ken<><   O:-)    (For back issues of “WORTH CONSIDERING” Please look to our home page:  )

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