I’m currently going through Priscilla Shirer’s study on Gideon and though I am only a few weeks in, I am gleaning some wonderful insights from it. One of the biggest lesson so far is that Gideon was no one special but God used him in a mighty way and I am slowly learning that he can do this with us too if we let him.
One of the messages of Gideon’s story is that the angel of the Lord calls him a valiant warrior. This was at the beginning of the story, before Gideon ever fought the battle against the Midianites. In fact, he was hiding in the wine press just hoping to stay away from his enemy when the angel encounters him. Did Gideon believe he was a warrior? Of course not! Was it true? Absolutely!
So as you sit here today, I know you may not feel loved, appreciated, qualified, confident or hopeful but you are those things because of who you belong to. You are not special because of your own strength and because of you what you can do on your own. You my dear friend are special because you are a daughter of the one true King! Would you take a few minutes to watch this video and let it’s message sink in. Then watch it again and start to actually believe it?
*If you can’t see the video, please click here to view it on YouTube.
“Inside of you, each and every one of you, is a woman with that same power and that same strength and that same world changing capability. Your responsibility is to find that woman and set that woman free. This is who you are.”
No you may never fight a battle like Gideon or save an entire nation like Esther, but you can change your world when you live with the love of Christ in you. But you first have to believe you are loved so you can spread His love.
Do you believe it? Well you better start believing it friend, because it’s true! YOU ARE LOVED and don’t you ever forget that!
Live loved today
What bible verse has helped you know that you are loved?
What words from the video spoke to you the most?