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To: JustAmy; yorkie
It was cold here yesterday as well. They had predicted rain but it never appeared. My daughter works 25 minutes up the hill and they had snow flurries. We just got that brrrr here!

I'm not a fan of wind at all. Prediction is for rain most of next week. We'll see if they are in error...again! :)

379 posted on 03/07/2012 6:54:28 PM PST by oldteen
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The Enemy Of Trust

March 8, 2012

Military commanders always want to have enough troops to accomplish their mission. Most would prefer having too many not too few, but not everyone agrees on just how many troops will be enough.

When Gideon recruited an army of 32,000 men to stand against those who oppressed the Israelites, the Lord told him, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me’” (Judg. 7:2).

So the Lord began to reduce Gideon’s army. When the fearful were allowed to leave, 22,000 men went home (v.3). A second reduction cut the force from the remaining 10,000 to 300 troops, of whom the Lord said, “By the three hundred . . . I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand” (v.7). And so it happened (vv.19-23).

In our life of faith, our resources can become the enemy of trust. God wants us to depend on Him, not our own strength, whether physical, financial, or intellectual.

When the Lord reduces our resources from “32,000 to 300,” it is not punishment. It is preparation for Him to be glorified through our lives as we acknowledge and trust His power.

Trust in God and you will know
He can vanquish any foe;
Simply trust Him day by day—
He will be your strength and stay. —D. De Haan
When God gives us an impossible task— it becomes possible.

Read: Judges 7:2-8

The Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many.” —Judges 7:2
Bible in a Year:
Judges 5-8

380 posted on 03/08/2012 6:22:58 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: oldteen

I hate wind .... our weather is so-so. No rain .. days pleasant (except for Tuesday) ... nights cold.

I hope we get some rain; it will get to the point soon that any rain can damage the tree fruit.

Sorry that I didn’t get back last night. Have a Thankful Thursday.

382 posted on 03/08/2012 7:41:10 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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