A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru
O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you, I will praise your name;
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
~ Isaiah 25:1
I love the story of Gideon. With all of the amazing tactics used in the battle, the most important one that Gideon used was including prayer in the plan. Gideon not only sought God’s input, but he followed the advice he was given right down to the letter. Gideon and 300 men assailed the Mideonites with jars, trumpets and sticks.
I was just reading about Clinton Romesha, fourth living recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. (based on the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.) Clinton also prayed. He and five men took and fought against 300 Taliban fighters bent on destroying Clinton and his company. Clinton and his men were facing anti-aircraft guns. Not just the garden variety machine guns, but rockets and anti-aircraft weapons. His parents wanted him to become a church leader.
Both men relied on the unfailing love of God to get them through. Their actions were born of a desire to save others. God’s love will never run out on you. It can withstand the attack of any weapon formed against you, and that weapon will not prosper.
Today, talk with the God who loves you so much. Put on your whole armor and walk out into the world, the storm, whatever you are facing in the knowledge that your actions, planted in God are immersed in God. God makes all things work together for your good.
Because of Him,