A Christian Journey

“That same night the Lord said to Gideon, Arise go down against their camp, for I have given it into your hands.”  Judges 7:9

The night before the battle God spoke the verse above to Gideon.  Interestingly, the Lord told Gideon in verse 10 that if he had fear, to take his servant and go down to the enemies camp.  God told him he would hear what they said and afterward his hands would be strengthened.   This is a good reminder to speak less and listen more.

So Gideon went down to the camp of the enemy, the Midianites, who were spread out in the valley like a multitude of locusts and their camels were without number.  When he got close enough to a tent he heard a man telling his comrades of a dream he had.  A cake of barley bread had tumbled into their camp and knocked a tent down.  His friend told him that represented the sword of Gideon, a man of Israel, and into his hand God has given Midian.   When Gideon heard all of this he worshiped (take note of this) and then returned to his camp.  He divided his 300 men into three divisions and they descended on the Midianites crying “The sword for the Lord and Gideon!”  Upon hearing that the Midianites ran away.

We often wallow in doubt, instead of standing in faith.  If we’ll wait on God and seek Him, He will give us opportunities to see what’s going to happen.


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