Our opening text today describes the experience of Gideon when he was visited by an angel of the LORD. Gideon was shocked when he was addressed as a mighty man, because in his own estimation, he was the least in one of the poorest families in Israel, but in God’s eyes, he was indeed a mighty man who would deliver Israel from the Midianites. What a contradiction!
In the same way, many persons today see themselves lesser than they truly are, oblivious of the investment that God has made in them. They continue to feel inferior because they have not discovered the gem and treasure that God has placed in them. God did not make you a loser. In fact, the Bible shows us that you are wonderfully made (Psa. 139:14). God has a treasure in you, but you have a responsibility to search it out, harness it, and position it to give you an advantage.
You may not be as creative as Bezaleel, or as skillful with your hands like Aholiab (Exo. 31:1-6), but there is that area where God has graced you with an ability like no other person around you. So, ask the Holy Ghost to open your eyes to see that gift as you reflect on what sets you apart from others, in order to identify your areas of advantage.
Remember, you already have in you what it takes to succeed. By the help of the Holy Spirit, you can discover, refine, develop and maximize your advantage to fulfil your purpose on the earth and bring glory to God.
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🙏 DAILY PRAYER GUIDE
Father in the name of Jesus, open my eyes to see and to harness the treasures you have placed inside of me, in the name of Jesus.
🏞️ PRAYER FOR A NATION – NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
20% of it’s population are unreached with the Gospel. Evangelical witness progresses slowly but steadily. A vital growing Church on every island is a target for prayer.
1. Prayer for the nation: Father in the name of Jesus, we pray for the Christians in this nation, that a passion for souls will burn in their heart for the unsaved in Jesus Name.
2. Prayer for the leaders: Dear Father, we bring the President and other leaders in different positions before you. We ask that they will find mercy and grace before you as they look for avenues to develop the nation, in Jesus name
🕍PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – (Ps 122:6)
Father in the name of Jesus, show your mercy and favour in this set time to Israel. Let your mercy not depart from Israel, in Jesus name.
💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Father in the name of Jesus, we come against every attempt of the evil one to infest the body of Christ with hate, pride, offense, arrogance, and factions, in Jesus name.
☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Father in the name of Jesus, we cry for a release of your mercy upon every unsaved soul in this city and its environs, that they will be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
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