Right In The Eye - Part 5


What would an extraordinary person do?

The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. So the Lord handed them over to the Midianites for seven years. Judges 6:1 NLT

The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds. Judges 6:2 NLT

Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel, 

camping in the land and destroying crops as far away as Gaza.  Judges 6:3NLT

They left the Israelites with nothing to eat, taking all the sheep, goats, cattle, and donkeys.  Judges 16:4NLT

So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites. Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help.  Judges 6:6NLT

Then the angel of the Lord came and sat beneath the great tree at Ophrah. Gideon son of Joash was threshing wheat at the bottom of a winepress to hide the grain from the Midianites. Judges 6:11NLT

The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!”. Judges 6:12NLT

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”. Judges 6:13NIV

Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!” Judges 6:13NLT

“But Lord,” Gideon replied, “how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!” Judges 6:15 NLT

God - I will be with you!    Will you be with Me?

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?  Romans 8:31 NLT

Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?  Romans 8:32 NLT

The value of a thing is the price it will bring.

It's dangerous to think more highly of yourself than you ought.  It's equally dangerous to think less of yourself than God does.

This isn't about keeping you out of trouble.  This is about you reaching your full potential.

What would an extraordinary person do?

What would you do today if you were confident that God was with you? ... that God lives in you? ... and that God is for you?