February 16 – Judges 6:19-24

February 16 – Judges 6:19-24

19  So Gideon went into his house and prepared a young goat and unleavened cakes from an ephah of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and the broth he put in a pot, and brought them to him under the terebinth and presented them.  20  And the angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and put them on this rock, and pour the broth over them.” And he did so.  21  Then the angel of the LORD reached out

the tip of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes. And fire sprang up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes. And the angel of the LORD vanished from his sight.  22  Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the LORD. And Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face.”  23  But the LORD said to him, “Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall not die.”  24  Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and called it, The LORD Is Peace. To this day it still stands at Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites.


Gideon does not see himself of a man of valor and importance.  After all, his clan was the weakest in the land and he thought of himself as the weakest among the clan.   God insists that he is the man for the job and that He will be with Him.  After his encounter with God, Gideon stops and worships God building an altar to the Lord, “the Lord of Peace”.  What a beautiful and amazing transformation we see in Gideon as he is changed from being filled with doubt to peace. 


Are you struggling with something God is calling you to and doubting your ability to successfully fulfill His call? 

God is a God of promises.  If He calls you to it, He will guide and lead you through it. 

Pray earnestly for discernment and ask God how He will show you the way.  Then trust Him to supply wisdom, strength and guidance. 


Heavenly Father, there are times I doubt me.  I never doubt You, but in my mind are the limitations of what I can do and I sometimes neglect to remember You can do anything.  Why do I place limitations on what can happen when I know You can do anything?  It isn’t that I don’t trust You, I don’t believe in me enough, I guess.  Help me remember that You can use me and remove my human limitations when it is Your will and Your way.  Guide me in where and how You want to use me and help me remember that there are no limitations when it is Your plan.  Remove my thoughts of my limitations and use me in a mighty way.  Thank You Father that You allow me to be a part of Your wonderful plan.  It is an honor to be used by the Creator.  I believe, help me with my unbelief.


In Jesus’ name.



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