Wednesday, September 28, 2011

When God's Spirit Moves; Day Four: Judges 3, 6, 14

Judges 3 ... when the children of Israel cried out to the Lord for help, the Lord raised up a rescuer to save them. His name was Othniel, ... The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he became Israel’s judge. He went to war against King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram ... and the Lord gave Othniel victory over him.     Holy Spirit, please ready me for battle, help me to judge rightly, to battle well and to walk and war in Your victory.  Thank You for the Ultimate Rescuer, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Judges 6...the Lord took possession of Gideon.  Holy Spirit, take possession of me for Your noble and divine purpose.  May I serve You faithfully and completely.

Judges 14 ... But Samson told his father, “Get her for me! She looks good to me.”  Holy Spirit, help me to see, not just look.  Change the way I see that I may have Your vision and not just the temporal and fleeting glance of this life.

... His father and mother didn’t realize the Lord was at work in this, creating an opportunity to work ...  Help me to always have this perspective, that You are always at work, every situation is an opportunity for You to accomplish Your perfect will.  May I not be chagrined when things are not pleasing nor comfortable to me.  Lift up my eyes, my sight, let my gaze rest on You and not the linear events of life.  Let me consider Your ways above mine.  Please.

I praise You, Holy Spirit, that among the evidence of Your presence in a girl's life is self-control.  I pray that as You are increasingly welcomed in my life (You gain greater freedom in me and through that, I live in greater freedom for God - praise You!), that I grow in this particular fruit that I may not respond so violently nor harshly as Samson.  May grace always bathe any exercise of Your power with which You entrust to me.  May I praise You throughout.


  1. Hello, I've stopped here before and said hello, but not sure if you'd remember me :)I thought I'd share this with you... This is a church I drive an hour to get to, not sure if you'd have the time to watch but this sermon is on meekness which might help you with some self-control :) It definitely gave me a new outlook. You have to scroll just a hair down it's dated 08-06-11 The meek. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Thank you so much for your note. I will listen to the sermon you suggested. Thanks for thinking of me.

  3. Thanks for the link for the sermon. I watched it and it gave me some things to think about. Thanks! Actually, I am still watching other sermons from this site. =}