For this post, I wanted my title to resemble a Link, which says: Please click here, etc. We shall see that We can get our Strength from God.
We Desire the Best for Our Children. Christ Himself had said: “Bad as You are, You know how to give Good things to Your children.” Luke 11:13.
And All Too Often We Forget that Our Heavenly Father Desires the Very Best for Us, and Equips Us for Every Challenge that He presents Us.
Our Strength is to had from God. It is like a Cheque. We just have to pick it up!
Strength can be had by:
- Being in Contact with God,
- Listening to Him, and
- Doing what He Commands.
From this point, this article consists of Excerpts from Anna Waldherr‘s post, reference at bottom.
Image from article
“You may recall that before battle Gideon was instructed by God to reduce his forces from 32,000 to 300 men.
Who among us would have the faith – and courage – to do this? Yet Gideon did, so that the glory of victory would be the Lord’s alone. Victory, in fact, followed with God striking fear into the enemy at the sound of Gideon’s trumpets.
What does this teach us?
First, God does not look to our weakness, but rather His strength. Gideon’s leadership credentials were not impressive in a worldly sense. He was the youngest in his father’s house, and came from the weakest clan in the tribe of Manasseh. Still the Lord favored him.
Second, God knows our nature, and is merciful toward us. Gideon was very human. His reaction to news of the Lord’s favor was cautious, at best. Gideon asked twice for confirmation which God gave him.
Third, we may be called on to step out in faith, when reason would dictate otherwise. Gideon could “reasonably” have declined the Lord’s direction. Instead, he chose to act on God’s assurances. Despite his doubts. Despite his fears. That took real courage.
Often the challenges facing us seem overwhelming; the problems of the world seem so large as to be beyond the ability of any single individual to address. Helen Keller said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.”
And the One who can do all things stands beside us.
“And so it was, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, that he worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and said, ‘Arise, for the Lord has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand’ ” (Judges 7: 15).
[Note: I have Emphasised Anna’s post in two places].
[Again I have been constrained to share this by copy and paste, as I do not see links for Reblogging. Also, Apologies to Anna for not commenting on her page. My Dear Anna, as I have shared with others, Yours too, has not opened in an https page. …Kudos and Thanks to Anna].