Sorry for the longer post. However its the most important one yet. Just take three minutes.. Go on..read!
In the story of Gideon, God told him to pick out 300 soldiers to go to battle with him and out of the 32,000 God showed him how he was to pick the best and most courageous soldiers. God knew that if Gideon had that many soldiers that the glory would not go to Himself but to Gideon. This story strikes me on a couple different levels:
1. Gideon was very unsure of his calling and asked God THREE times to show him that it indeed was His will. We have asked WAY more than three and He is faithful to confirm it many times.
2. 32,000 men volunteered to go to battle and defeat the Midianites. Good! Great! However God said “”Gideon, there are too many men to help you. When you defeat the Midianites with this many men you will say ‘We did it by ourselves’. I will not get the glory I deserve. Lead these men to the hills, and I will tell you which ones I want you to take.” We get that He wants all the glory. Probably why He chose us, He knew we couldn’t come up with that kind of cash on our own.
Here the deal. We need soldiers to go fight this battle! All of Hell would like us to meekly ask for your support, and quietly go unnoticed. That’s not going to happen! We need 100 people to give $300.00. It’s that simple. Here’s what we are asking you do today before you go to sleep…
1. Pray! Ask Him if you are to be one of the 100. He will lead you in this. Just ask Him.
2. Just Do IT! If you feel like yes He wants me to do this I will step out in faith and give 300.00…then do so right here.
We know some of you can’t give $300.00. We know. God knows. He also knows that some of you can give $600.00 or $900.00 becoming two or three soldiers in one. We will be updating on the progress of how many we are getting one by one.
Today at church we did a video and Pastor Kelly asked the entire congregation to go to the blog and give. It was awesome and I know a lot of people were touched and inspired to go do awesome things for Christ. Please know that is our hearts… we believe that EVERYONE is called to be a leader in His kingdom. That none of us are called to mediocrity. He is just waiting for you to ask Him.
This morning someone came up to me after church and was so”impressed” by us and our faith. Her actual words were “I’m totally writing you out a check because I’m so thankful He isn’t calling us to do this.” While I was grateful for her generosity my heart ached for her. I wanted to shout “Don’t you know you were created for greatness? Don’t you understand that He is waiting to use you for awesomeness?” We are no different from you. We are saved by grace just as you are. Maybe your greatness is to give to this, to help a hurting and dying world find hope and love thru Jesus. Please ask God if you are to be one of the “elite 100”. (OOOH doesn’t that sound powerful? )
Thank you already to those who have committed to partnering with us in this as we take some crazy steps forward. We are praying for 30 of you to do this within this week, we can’t wait to give you HIS report!!!!
Excited to serve Him,
Please make checks out to us with the memo “And God said go” and send to:
13427 190th ave nw
Elk River Mn 55330
Or Donate right here!