It is God – it is not me, 03MAY
A big take home message from scripture over and over again is that God wants the credit… why? God wants others look to Him too – and only to Him rather than worldly wins and woes!
A wiki page for Gideon recounts that: “God informed Gideon that the men he had gathered were too many – with so many men, there would be reason for the Israelites to claim the victory as their own instead of acknowledging that God had saved them.”
OH….. that is what speaks to me – when I payoff a bill, when I make a deadline, when I can take a moment to rest and SMILE … God found the way for me to get to that point – to get thru life… I have to still put in the effort, and I have to pay attention… and I have to give credit where credit is due… yes it is still good to fear the Almighty Lord – as a Father – a loving Father –
God wants us to acknowledge that God is the one who saves us both here on Earth and eternally – and that is 100% the truth… we enter our lives with limited power of our own – and sometimes we are distracted and confused too – but GOD IS STILL WITH US… “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9