Meditation

03/30/2021

Gideon said to God, ‘If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised—-look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor,. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by by hand, ad you said.’ And that is what happened, Gideon rose early the next day; he squeezed the fleece and wrung out the dew—-a bowlful of water. Then Gideon said to God, ‘Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more with the fleece. This time make the fleece dry and the ground covered with dew.’ That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry all the ground was covered with dew. (Judges6:3640)

Prayer seeks to be sure of God’s will. God can make us sue of His will for our lives as we talk with Him.

His assurance may not take the dramatic form Gideon’s did, but He responds to our need for confirmation of His call.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, like the story of Gideon, each of us may come before You in sincere and faithful hearts, seeking You to give us confirmation of Your call on our lives. It may sometimes me a specific call or it could be a life-changing call or something in between. You allow us to come before You to confirm or not confirm Your call upon us. You respond to Your faithful people, and will confirm what it is you want us to do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Obedience often precedes understanding.

KNOWING GOD:

Jonathan said, ‘Come, then; we will cross over toward the men and let them see us.’ If they say to us, ‘Wait there until we come to you, we will stay where we are and not go up to them.’ But if they say ’Come up to us,’ we will climb up, because that will e our sign that the Lord has given them into our hands.’” (1st Samuel 14:8-10)

Human rules do not limit God. He can use a few or a lot of people to gain victory if He chooses. No human can compel God to deliver. God acts as He chooses. Whatever human factors were involved in Israel’s victory over he Philistines, the inspired writer confessed that God had “rescued Israel that day.

God rescues His people against all odds and foes when they completely rely on His power to do so. We must sincerely and without reservation, place our full faith in Him alone, and He will rescue us, no matter what!

I AM:

Dear Friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and received from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.” (1st John 3:2122)

A condition of prayer is that the petitioner (that’s you and us) be obedient to the known will of God. The purpose of prayer and/or a prayerlife is to accomplish the will of God. Therefore, our prayers and our prayerlives are the result of communicating with God regularly and ongoing. I pray this is understood by all.

SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:

Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!’” (John 12:27-28)

Jesus demonstrated in prayer His determination to do the will of God (4:34; 6:38; 17:41).’God works through human circumstances to reveal His position as the only God so we will honor and worship only Him. God wants us to see reason to praise Him.

He allows some things to happen because He plans to use them to display His powerful presence so we will glorify Him. God’s glory and the Son’s are practically identical here, another basis for the teaching of the Trinity.

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