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Judges 6:11-21
As we remember
The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)
God is with us.
We sometimes act like we believe that God is everywhere but here.
12 "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior."
Gideon led them into a new season of obedience.
The Lord is with you.
He's wherever you are.
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
1. It's OK to wonder why.
  • "From the looks of things, it appears God has abandoned us."
  • "What next."
  • "This is the action I am challenging you to take."
2. It's OK to Question Your Qualifications.
  • God calls us beyond our abilities.
  • "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit." [Zechariah 4:6]
  • "Who am I, that I should be able to accomplish such a thing?"
  • And it is His presence that will make the difference in what your life becomes.
3. It's OK to ask God to Confirm His Word.
  • Gideon's takes some rather elaborate steps.
  • He was asking God to confirm a word that God had already spoken.
  • Mighty warrior.
  • God spoke to Gideon's future — not to his past, not even to his present.
  • The Lord is with you.
  • The presence of the Lord in your life will bring the best in you.