A Bowlful of Water

Judges 6:36 Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised—37 look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said."38 And that is what happened. Gideon rose early the next day; he squeezed the fleece and wrung out the dew—a bowlful of water.
Isn't this like most of us when "bargaining" with the Lord? God if you will do this for me, I'll serve you forever! For Gideon, it was a bowlful of water that changed everything...at least for a minute. He then went on to ask God to make the wool dry and the ground wet! Can't you just see the smile on God's face when he asked that?
Walking in faith requires you and I to simply trust and obey...like the old hymn says, "there is no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey."
Choose to let yourself believe in all that He said He would do in His Word and stand upon those promises. Like Gideon, when you are just getting started you may need a sign. You might need a bowlful of water. Pray that one day you can be that bowlful of water for someone else!

Loves Me Like Jesus Does

All the crazy in my dreams,
Both my broken wings,
Every single piece of everything I am,
Yeah, she knows the man I ain't,
She forgives me when I can't,
The devil, man, no, he don't stand a chance,
Cause she loves me like Jesus does. (Eric Church)

Chances are if you are a country music fan you have heard this song by Eric Church. It's a love song about a wayward guy that has too many problems to count but has thankfully found a woman who loves him just the way he is...she loves him like Jesus does.
Loving people like Jesus does is sort of my mission in life. So I'm stealing a lyric from Eric Church and bringing it to you!
Every person that you and I come eyeball to eyeball with deserves forgiveness, some hope and that special kind of love. You see the love of Jesus can look beyond the brokenness. The love of Jesus can see through the facade. And the love of Jesus is so much stronger than anything the devil tries to throw at you!
How about joining me and offering up some mercy, mixed with the grace of God and do something that you have never done before...forgive, extend a helping hand, and love people like Jesus does. This kind of love will change the world!