FROM COWARD TO MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR
He quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. (Romans 4:17)
“When Jesus came to preach the Gospel to the poor, He didn’t just pass out a bunch of fish sandwiches!” – Mark Hankins
The story of Gideon is another classic, yet radical identity change that took place in the Bible. He was living in a hole in the ground and hiding out from the enemy. Every time Gideon tried to do anything, the Midianites destroyed it. In the midst of his hole-in-the-ground existence, God sent an angel to Gideon with a message, “The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour!” (Judges 6:12) God has a sense of humor because at this time in Gideon’s life, there was no evidence of valor!
God’s Word will cause nothing to become something. Gideon chewed on God’s Word to him– “You mighty man of valour” — until he finally swallowed it. Then with trumpets, pitchers, lamps, and a cry of the sword of the Lord, Gideon and his three hundred-man army whipped the enemy. (Judges 7:20-22) Any time you get involved with God and His Word, He will totally change the way you see yourself and the way you see life!
Confession: It is God that worketh in me both to will and to do of His good pleasure! (Philippians 2:13)