Doing Hard Things Demands Assurances!

Doing Hard Things Demands Assurances!

Inspiration
Judges 6:17-24 Bungy jumping is fun, apparently! I have never done it. If I would do it I would want assurance that I would live to tell how fun it was. So, I wonder, “What assurances would I need before I jumped?” One kind of assurance I would want is the right answer to the questions, “How new is the bungy cord? Trust me it has to be really new! When asked to do hard things warriors need assurances. Often these are linked to our sense of identity. How we see and think about ourselves increases or decreases our “can do”. Gideon was no different. He needed assurance the invitation from God was not a dream or his own desire to end the Midianite oppression. Gideon discovered over the course…
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The Cry of the Impoverished!

The Cry of the Impoverished!

Inspiration, Spiritual Warfare
Judges 6: 1-12 Impoverished people cry out for help and warriors hear their cry! The people of Israel were suffering under the power of Midian. Their story is told in the Bible in Judges chapters 6-9. For 7 years the Midianites invaded the land of Israel to ravage it, “And the Israelite's cried out to the Lord for help!”(Judges 6:7). There is a cry going up to God out of the mouths of God’s people in Canada. This cry is a cry of “What is wrong with our country?”. Charles Colson in his book The Good Life (Tyndale 2005) speaks of a culture where people of all age groups have stopped seeking truth because “they have been told from their preschool days on that one person’s opinion is as good…
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