A word from Chaplian

2Cor.8 [12] For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

God is able to provide the assistance we may need to overcome anything in this life we may face. From emotional situations to even our deepest weakness, God is looking for us to accept in our minds and hearts that, we truly can live the abundant life He has promised to those who love Him.

In the Book of Judges God chose Gideon to deliver Israel from the hand of their enemy however Gideon lived in fear and denial. God told Gideon you are a mighty man in Me and commanded him to build an army. In the beginning, his Army was over 32,000 strong, but then the Lord said, I can’t save you because your army is too great. Sometimes we can look to ourselves and our own abilities and miss the victory God has prepared for us.

Gideon went into a hopeless situation with all odds stacked against him. In fact with only 300 people in his army they faced a situation of IMPOSSIBILITY. Yet he took what God had provided him and declared to his troop’s “sound the trumpets”, which is symbolic to singing praises to the Most High God. Also he directed his troops; they should break forth in clapping with joy for the victory God would soon provide. I love the thought God could have easily conquered the enemy for them, but He was looking for His people to see within themselves they had all the abilities needed to overcome their situation.

When fear and despair where replaced with Praise and Worship, God stepped in and brought the Victory. With all we may face in this life let us remember we affect others and God is looking for us to live in victory. It is important to note how this victory was not just for Gideon or for his men alone but the entire nation of Israel was changed because they displayed courage to defeat the enemy. Let us always remember who we are to God and also remember there is nothing greater than our God.