Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Morning Musings ...

Wow, I really stink at this blogging stuff lately, I will try and do better.

Yesterday was a very good day. The spirit in our morning Worship was outstanding. You could not have been in the building missed it. Things started well musically (virtually no technical problems) and just kept on rolling. People really got engaged early in the service and never drifted away. While we were singing I went to the altar to pray, a little later another man went to pray, during our time of prayer a few people came forward to pray and at the conclusion of the service a couple of people came forward. I love it when the spirit is working and we respond. The message went well, the Lord really took over. Still in our series on Characters of Faith from Hebrews 11. The character this week was Gideon. The principle of his faith we examined was that he served in spite of some doubts and fears. You do not have to perfect to serve, just be available and let God work through you.

"The true, living faith, which the Holy Spirit instills into the heart, simply cannot be idle." Martin Luther

Living faith is active.

Gideon was one of the most unlikely leaders you can find. But he stepped out of the pit (actually a winepress) where he was hiding and feeling sorry for himself. He was full of doubts, probably some bitterness and certainly many fears and still served. So what is our excuse?

Gideon understood that it was not about him, but about God and His call on Gideon's life. God is faithful, even when we are not. Gideon was certainly not living his faith when he was called to serve, but God was still being faithful. Gideon responded, with some doubts and fears, and God gave a great victory.

What do you need to get past in order to serve?


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