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30 July 2019
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Go in your strength

"Sir," Gideon replied, "if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors told us about? Didn't they say, 'The Lord brought us up out of Egypt?' But now the Lord has abandoned us and handed us over to the Midianites." (Judges 6:13) 

Well, that's exactly the point we want to bring to your attention right now. You may ask: How can God be with me while I also have the spirit of suffering in my life? Is there any communion between light and darkness?

Is it possible that such a great God can allow my life to be the same? No, it doesn't make sense at all. Either He is God or He is not! This was the conclusion that Gideon reached when the Angel of God appeared to him. What about you? Is God with you? In order to answer this question, you should evaluate the quality of all aspects of your life.

Maybe you believe that God is with you, but when you look at the Bible's promises, you see a huge contradiction! Why can't God's power be seen in your life? Think about this. You have the capacity to analyse your life, to distinguish between the good and the bad. Gideon did not accept the way his family was living. At this God said: "... Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!" (Judges 6:14)

When Gideon manifested the spirit of revolt against his situation, God went into ACTION! I can assure you, dear reader, God is expecting the same reaction from you today. God is Spirit and He is looking for those who will trust in Him 100%, without any hesitation. "The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him." (2 Chronicles 16:9)

Do you want to see changes in your life? Read this: "How foolish! Can't you see that faith without good deeds is useless? Don't you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete." James 2:20-22 NLT

For you to see the impossible in your life you need to have an active faith, without doubt or hesitation. It is all or nothing. If God is with us, then He will have to show His greatness in our life. The spirit of revolt, which gives birth to faith, will be the solution for you. Do not accept the way your life is because God wants to pour His Glory upon you.

Are you willing? If so, then go in your strength, for God will be with you!

 

God bless you all

Marcelo Pires

mp@mpires.org