Realistically, numerically, logically and physically, it was never going to happen
Reference: v.2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I have the most beautiful roses growing in my garden. I am by no means a brilliant gardener, but this particular bush I grew from a bulb. With the correct soil, the right amount of water, and lots of pruning and primping, I have been able to produce so many gorgeous Austin roses. Ok, so maybe I’m not the one who has produced the roses… maybe it was the creator of the universe who allowed my roses to grow… yep, it was definitely Him who can take the glory! I cannot make anything grow, it is only God who can create something so beautiful, and yet He is gracious enough to ask me to be a part of the team to help in its growth.
Application: When Gideon went to fight against the enemy there was a slim chance that he might win. But then God decides to reduce his army down to 300 men. Realistically, numerically, logically and physically, Gideon’s army was not going to win the battle. However, when you bring God into the mix, the normal is pushed aside and the supernatural comes into being. Just as it is clear that I cannot make a rose come into being, it was clear that Gideon could not win the battle. However, when God becomes involved in our situation He can make the impossible happen.
Prayer: Lord God, we ask for your supernatural presence in our lives. May we not be limited by what we see but have faith in your overwhelming power. Amen.
What supernatural act do you need in your life? Have the faith that God can make it happen.
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.