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Judges 6:6

Friday, April 27, 2012

"So Israel became poverty-stricken because of Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the Lord."

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The people of God have little defense against the destructive nature of the enemy without the power of God working in their favor. In this scene from the Book of Judges, the Israelites had prepared shelters for themselves for protection against their enemy. But the Midianites came in like a swarm of locusts, impossible to count. They invaded the land and ravaged it.

We can be saved and yet continuallly live in defeat because the enemy can outwit us if we do not depend on the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. We've got to know that we're being swarmed, wise up to the Word, learn what our rights are, and use the equipment God has given us.

(Beth Moore: Breaking Free Day by Day)

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Just love the way God gives us the words we need to hear when we open our hearts to listen. The past couple of days I've been living in defeat (or at least feeling like I have been defeated) so I needed the reminder to "use the equipment God has given." Unfortunately when things start shifting on a downward spiral for me it still takes me awhile to get back on the positive. That self-talk shouldn't be this hard to whip! Anyway....feeling more like God is wanting to set my feet on the solid ground if I'll just let Him. Thank you, God for sticking with me through my ups and downs!
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  • DOROTHYBERO
    Amen - I too say "Thank you God for sticking with me through my ups and down" and "for blessing me so much"
    2785 days ago
  • AMYLOUD
    God is so faithful indeed. He is with us through it all. emoticon
    2785 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    I know the thing that has helped me the most is to talk to God almost constantly. I ask for help for all kinds of things that may seem minor to some people, but could be a problem without Him. I converse with Him. He is my best friend and always there!
    2785 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Thank you for sharing this Janet! Hope that your Friday goes better! Sending hugs and prayers your way!
    2786 days ago
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