Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gideon VS Me

As I prepare to engage some children with an activity for a missions project, I realized just how closely related I am to our friend Gideon.  The profile in my bible gives a description of his weaknesses and I said "Hmmm sounds like me".  He feared that his own limitations would prevent God from working.  Boy, do I fear these things too.  I pray Lord that you will take these fears of my weaknesses away.  I want to do your work and establish a deep relationship with you offering my testimonies to all that will hear.  I pray that I learn from the lessons of Gideon.  He was apart of the weakest clan and the least of the weakest, but yet you used him to defeat the undefeatable.  I am weak, but in you I am strong.  Ring this truth into my spirit and crush the enemy with his lies.  Do not allow me to make the work of your Compassion and Love into something to worship.  All is done in your name and not my own.  You have called me in the middle of my obedience and I want to be faithful.  You are creating a masterpiece within me and expanding my abilities to further your kingdom.  What peace I have to know that you can use me in all my failures and limitations for the good of your people and kingdom.  I ask Lord that you protect me from falling easily into sin and allow me to learn quickly to turn my gaze on you, Always.  Thank you for allowing me to be your servant.  You are my Abba Father and I love you.  Thank you, Thank you...In Jesus' Name-Amen.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Interesting Journey

God is so humorous, but all seeing.  You know that he calls the least of these to do the greatest things.  For example: Samuel was just a child, but completely dedicated to the Lord.  David took town Goliath, which by comparison is a miracle.   Last but not least, Gideon.  Oh Gideon.  He himself did not even feel worthy of the task that God laid before him, but his accomplishments spoke Mountains of what God can do with us. 

So, God has called me (in the middle of a service mind you) to lead our Children's Ministry.  What a BIG task to fill?  He literally has given me the material, dates, times, schedule, security, paperwork, etc that I need...He really wants me to do this :-)

I have often heard the demons say that your not good enough, or you can't be a role model to children much less teach them about Him...In these moments have to remember that I am a Daughter of the most high God and He is giving me the wisdom plus the means to do all of this.  I can do nothing of myself.

What a mighty God we serve.  He loves me no matter what.  Thank you Lord for the provision in the teaching of the children at our church.  I pray that you will rise up volunteers to take on this task at hand and that you will protect us from harm.  Lord I ask that you continually give me encouragement through my pastor, his wife, parents, and especially through my husband and children.  You are the focus of our studies and I pray that you are NEVER not.  I lift up every student and future students of our group.  I ask that you would reign in their lives and allow them to be forever moved, which would in turn change the lives of others.  Give me the wisdom Lord to conduct myself in a Godly manner, loving everyone around me and sharing your Compassion.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.