What You Have Is Enough

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Judges 6:14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”

O-bservation:

This is the story of how the Lord used Gideon, a heretofore nobody God saw as a mighty warrior. God told him, “Go in the strength you have to save Israel from your Midianite oppressors, and I will be with you.” Whatever you think you have, if God is with you, “What You Have Is Enough.”

A-pplication:

I have a good friend who always introduces this idea into just about every conversation we have. He says the definition of the word SUPERNATURAL is when God adds His SUPER to your NATURAL. That’s right! Anytime you may feel overwhelmed or outmatched or in deep water, remember you are never alone in those times. God helped Gideon and just 300 men defeat and slay 135,000 Midianites. But there were two other groups he defeated as well during this battle. All the Lord needs is what you have to offer this AM. Remember your NATURAL is waiting for His SUPER! Because “What You Have Is Enough!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM, I’m so grateful that You've never asked me to fight any battle or take any courageous stand when You didn’t promise to go with me. That is why I’ve been part of so many SUPERNATURAL happenings in my life! Thank you! Amen
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When You Honor, It Comes Back To You

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Judges 8:35 They also failed to show any loyalty to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) in spite of all the good things he had done for them.

O-bservation:

This is a sad conclusion to a rather glorious bible character. Jerub-Baal is actually another name for the man we know in scripture as Gideon. Gideon had brought strength and prosperity as one of the judges of Israel. However, after the end of his 40 years of service, when Israel never went to war and lived in peace, never once did these people honor Gideon or continue to serve the Lord after his death.

A-pplication:

Yes, it is true that Gideon did not live a perfect life. After his victory over the Midianites, he began to lead the Israelites and immediately set up a golden ephod that the people at times worshipped. This caused the Lord's anger to boil, yet for the most part, Israel served the Lord during Gideon’s reign. However, for some reason, the people did not honor or remain loyal to Gideon after his death. They turned to complete idolatry. What if the people instead had chosen to honor this great man, as they did King David years later? Perhaps there would not have been a turning of their backs on God when Gideon died. These people paid the price for this ungodly response. However, you need to know that “When You Honor, It Comes Back To You!” I’m talking about the fact that Honor comes back to those who Honor.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Help me, I pray, blessed Savior, to HONOR up, down, and all around. Let me never get so caught up in myself that I forget there were thousands of other men and women down through the ages You have used to bless my life. I need You to help me, Jesus. Amen
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Excuses, Excuses

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Judges 6:15
“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”

O-bservation:

The Lord sent an angel to where Gideon lived and told him that he was to deliver his people from their oppressors. Immediately, Gideon began making excuses as to why that would be impossible for him and them. His main excuse was that his clan of Manasseh was the weakest of all the Israelite people, and he was the least in his family.

A-pplication:

Whenever I think of the story of Gideon, my first thought is always “Excuses, Excuses.” Back in Joshua’s day, the clan of Manasseh complained that they needed more room because their clan was so large. Yet Joshua responded by saying, “You haven’t thrown the people out of the land that I gave you yet. You’re strong enough to do it, now do it. Once you do that, you’ll have plenty of room.” Now, years later, Gideon kept his clans narrative going. “We’re small, and my family is the least of the clan, there’s no way we can accomplish much.” But God showed Gideon that with just 300 men, he could bring down 135,000 enemy soldiers. Always remember, where God guides, He provides. It’s not how many are with you. It’s WHO is with You. God and me, or God and you, is always a majority. So whatever you do today, stop making “Excuses, Excuses!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Thank You for always helping me past the EXCUSES and taking responsibility for what You have put on my plate. I’m asking that You will give me a truckload of ideas to get me out of the trouble I face, and a mile deep inside of responsibility in order to weather the work that lies ahead. Amen
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