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Zero to Hero

  • He said to him, "O Lord, how shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." Yahweh said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man." Judges 6:15-16 WEB.

    Gideon was the least in his family, who happened to be the poorest clan in the tribe of Manasseh. Then God chose him to lead a group of three hundred men and defeat a vast Midianite army, whose camels could not even be counted.

    Gideon was scared and hopelessly outnumbered. Outside of God, he had nothing going for him. No one else thought so, either. Even his hometown wanted to kill him for destroying baal's altar. Gideon was the least of the least. Yet, with God on his side, he was more than enough. He was given supernatural wisdom to perform a God-given task.

    When the battle started, the enemies became confused and started killing each other. They all turned and ran while Israel attacked them from behind. The Midianites were utterly defeated. After the battle, there were forty years of peace. Gideon, with the help of God, made it happen. God likes to show His power strong in the weak and humble.

    Moses was the most humble man on Earth during his life (Numbers 12:3), and David was the least of his family (1 Samuel 16:11). Even Jesus of Nazareth was born in a stable (Luke 2:7). Yet, they became world changers.

    As a child, I was the youngest of thirteen children. I was not considered one of them, for I was a step-child from a previous marriage. If that wasn't confusing enough, my mom told me that I probably wasn't "his" either. Yet, God has taught me over the years that it's not who you are born as but who you live for that matters. If you surrender your life to Him, you will find your real purpose for being here.

    God can fix everything, and even if all you have to depend on is Him, He is more than enough. He has taken me from sweeping the floor to being the manager in a few months. There have been times when I was out of work and flat broke, and I would open my Bible and find that someone had secretly put money in it. I have seen the sick and hurting be instantly healed. I have watched Him take life-crushing situations and turn them around for our good. Things that would make you pinch yourself to see if you are really awake.

    Today, you may be the least of the family and feel the weakest. But God can make a hero out of a zero. If you follow His leading, nothing or no one can hold you back, for He is more than enough. So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:5).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, my life is Yours. Please lead me into all You have for me to do on Earth. Provide for me in the desert and lead me out the other side. I choose to put my trust in You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, my life is Yours. Please lead me into all You have for me to do on Earth. Provide for me in the desert and lead me out the other side. I choose to put my trust in You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
November 11, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please mold me into what You think is best, for I know that You are always right. You can see the big picture of time, whereas I can only see what has already passed. Lead me, and I will follow. Fix me, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
November 12, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

November 11, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: November 11, 2022

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  My Faith and Trust is in the Lord.  Always.  Amen

November 11, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

November 11, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

I choose to believe You Lord God! You are all I need! In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. 

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen and amen. 

November 11, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Yes Father you are so Good all the Time Thank you for being with me everyday 

November 11, 2022
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Bella Colliander
Bella Collianderedited: November 11, 2022

Yes Lord, provide for me in the desert and lead me through to the other side. My trust is in you Lord. Amen❤️

November 11, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. I am nothing without You Jesus. It's all about You. I love You Lord. Thank you for the cross. You died that I might live. Though I struggle with my flesh constantly as I am in a lot pain all the time and  my vision is terrible... I am an overcomer in Christ Jesus. Not by my might, but by Your Spirit. For You are a God who heals and restores. You are Not a liar and By Your stripes I Am Healed. You are faithful to forgive my sins. Thought  I am tired and worn out in every way, You are my help, my deliverer my healer. Though my marriage is not what it should be as my wife treats me as her adversary, I see You starting to work in her. For You are Love and You answer the cries of my heart. Though I am not serving you in any capisity.... My heart desires to more than anything. I ask You to help me keep my eyes upon You so when an opportunity is before me I can encourage others in Your goodness and Your grace.  Though my life feels like it's over...You are in control of it. My every breath is a gift from You. You are my beginning and my end. You are a good good Father. Jesus I need my friend back. I became complacent because of my circumstances. 
Father I declare this is the day the Lord has made... I will rejoice and be glad in it. In Jesus Christ Name. 

November 11, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

I am right there with you on a lot of this! I don't know your wife but my husband and I went through a LOT and have done and said things to each other that make my heart hurt just remembering. I don't really have any advice except keep praying for guidance, patience, forgiveness, courage, wisdom, strength and anything else that might help. My husband loves my and I love him, but we have not always acted like it and have separated and fought and cried and screamed. We had our 38th last week. Staying together may not always be an accomplishment or even the right thing to do. Being mad and sad all the time will wear you down pretty quickly -- physically, mentally and every other way. Prayers for you, your wife and everyone who has a spouse!

November 11, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

Also, chronic pain or illness colors everything. I'm alway having to ask myself if I'm really mad at people, or just mad at my pain, my situation, not being able to do the things I want, and getting older. I'm especially careful about this with my daughter. She did not ask to be my kid. I try to make it not too hard on her!

November 11, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen thank you. Congrats to you both. That's huge accomplishment in life these days. It only works if both want it to and both give. Mine been one sided for most of the past decade. We were apart because she left,  for most of three years but reconciled a year ago. Only reason I'm here is Lord told me not to divorce. It's not her but Christ in her I love. She's an angry self centered woman 99% of the time.  She's disabled also and needs me. She wouldn't be alive had it not been for me. I only share this because of..But God.

I could have divorced but God spoke to me not to. She's not been a nice person, But God....She's seeking more of Jesus.  She's selfish, but God is in her heart and mind...She's angry most of time, But God is finally working in her. She's a taker, not a giver, But God says to treat people how you ant to be treated. My actions are not suppose to be based upon hers. Our marriage isn't good as far as I'm concerned, But God gave us the Whole Armor of God to fight satans plans to destroy us. I'm not happy, But God said don't be led by my feelings, but by His word. I'm discouraged But God said keep my eyes upon Him and have my faith and hope in Him. I'd quit life because of my pain and suffering But With God All Things Are Possible. 

November 12, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

It sounds like your childhood was less than idyllic. It seems many of us have to spend time recovering from our childhood. Kind of like debriefing and retraining our minds to stop repeating the lies that we might have heard or told ourselves. My family was not any worse than most, really, but it took me more than 50 years to be able to love them without buying into whatever they may be spouting. I try to keep a sense of humor about it. Bless their hearts. God help us all!

November 11, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you Lord Jesus ❣️

November 11, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! 

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Glory to God , Amen , God bless everyone !

November 11, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! He is more than enough. Thank you, Lord!

November 11, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

November 11, 2022
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Daryl Page
Daryl Page

Our Heavenly FATHER. Thank you for always allowing me into your presence. Yes to sit at your feet to seek THY face is far beyond my understanding   YET YOU tell me I'm more theN welcome. Im desired there. LORD give me the desire by YOUR Grace to come more often. How wonderful to know I can Humbly approach YOU with great Boldness. Knowing YOU not only hear my prayers but YOU and only YOU can and do answer my prayers. Praise YOU LORD for increasing my Faith with each encounter we have. Each prayer YOU answer. Even more so that YOU will tell me NO. You LOVE me but won't spoil me. and YOU will never overburden me. When I waiver YOU reach down to lift me up and put me back on the path. There is NO distance YOU won't travel to find me to rescue me.  There is NO other above YOU and I'm YOURS. PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME. ITS IN YOUR NAME I PRAY. AMEN N AMEN. 

BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

November 12, 2022