I’m a firm believer that Gideon’s story has been preserved in the Bible because almost every one of us is like him. Have you ever noticed when Gideon was trying to become history’s first draft dodger, the Lord ignored each of his lame excuses? Hmmmm….
All of us struggle to believe that God wants to mightily use us to carry His message. Like Gideon we offer the “all -knowing” God a handful of legit reasons why we cannot possibly become vessels of His power to a broken world. Indeed, all of us are tempted sometime to hide away in our caves.
Yet Merciful and “always right” God doesn’t mind tucking His Holy Spirit inside imperfect vessels! Isn’t that exactly what the Apostle Paul told the Corinthians? “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.” (2 Corinthians. 4:7) If you’ve been dodging heaven’s draft or stowing away in hiding — it’s high time to crawl out of your cave and become a enemy slayer — a Giant Buster!
My foremost prayer for our new sermon series: “GIANT BUSTERS” is that everyone who worships with us will experience the life-changing fullness and power of God that draws us closer to Himself, His Kingdom come, and His Will done on … as He seals our future by a powerful faith on earth!