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Live Tues morning Zoom Battle prayer 5/16/23

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5:00am-6:00am. Come and go as you can. See you in the morning.

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Battle Prayer Notes 5/16/23

Theme: Men of valor. Many are called few are chosen. Topic: Do not settle.

In Gideon’s time, the Midianites had been oppressing the Israelites for years. They took their resources over and over again, leaving Gideon’s people destitute. So although wheat was usually threshed out in the open, allowing the wind to pick up any leftover grain or chaff, Gideon did it at the bottom of a winepress instead. A winepress was often in a hole, where no one could see. Gideon was hiding; he threshed wheat in a winepress so that the Midianites couldn’t find him.

If you’re like me, you may think Gideon was a little cowardly and less than inspiring. Rather than confront the Midianites and stand strong in the face of difficulty, Gideon did whatever he could to survive and avoid conflict. This was the guy God called a mighty hero?

But let’s take a second to think about how we respond to the conflict and difficulty in our lives. When faced with something that feels too big for you to handle, what do you do?

This morning, I want to praise God because HIS peace is inside me.  However I pray for a couple things.  For him to give me strength in the morning s to seek Him.  Also I ask for prayer because I am facing issues with the IRS and I don’t understand.  May God just give me a break through.

Whatever your response is to conflicts or overwhelming circumstances, you could probably argue that you are doing your best to survive and adapt to the situation you are given. This was true for Gideon, too. He was resigned to the oppressive circumstances in his life. On his own, he wasn’t capable of conquering them, so he had settled for the best he could do on his own: hiding in a hole and trying to survive.

Too often, I don’t see how my life could be any different than it already is, so I settle. I only see who I am and what I can do, so anything beyond that feels scary and not worth trying. As a result, my life becomes small and uninspiring as my biggest goal becomes staying safe.

Gideon may have only seen who he was and what he could do, but God saw him for who he could become. He didn’t see a coward or settler, but a mighty hero.

You can experience freedom this morning in Jesus name!

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭11‬ ‭

I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭

If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭3‬:‭20‬

The enemy wants us to settle. Submit to the sin and tolerance in the land.

Hiding = isolating.  Being here, shows valor.  We are leaning on God and our brothers, simply because we don’t want to settle.

[Luk 1:28 NLT] 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, "Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!"

Perhaps Gideon’s greatest attribute was that he acknowledged his weaknesses, his limitations, and his insignificance before God. In addition, he knew that his own human strength was insufficient to accomplish God’s purpose for his life.

The LORD is with us is a powerful statement. We are called carry your glory within us. You are with us! Help us not to cast a shadow on your brightness.

A radical transformation was about to occur in Gideon and Mary. God used them for amazing tasks. Who will believe their story?

Thank you for another great day of Zoom Battle Prayer.

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