Write Articles A community of people who love to write

The easiest domain name (Note the .ORG) - Absolutely Free!
  

Home | Submit Articles | Login   
 
ALL Categories HEALTH EDUCATION FINANCE TECH WOMEN ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL
 

What's in a Name?

BY: Brad Soul | Category: Religion | Post Date: 2008-10-27
 



•    Read Comments

•    Print This Article



   Brad Soul
Help others find this article:

ADD TO StumbleUpon ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US ADD TO DIGG Share with FACEBOOK
Show All Social Bookmarks


The nation of Israel felt alone and disserted when the Midianites and Amalekites had persecuted them. The nation of Israel had sinned against God. Due to their stubbornness God allowed them to be oppressed and ran out of their land for seven years. Sin separates us from God but does not prevent him from hearing our cry. He first sent a prophet and spoke through him to bring conviction. He then called upon a man who didn't feel that the punishment of the nation's crime was necessarily fitting for him.

The man that God called was Gideon. Gideon was in an awkward situation. Not only had the nation turned from God but his own father's house had erected a false god to serve. They were living in caves because everything they would work for was taken away from them by the enemy. Gideon heard of God's power from stories handed down through ancestors, but had not seen this with his own eyes. Gideon was left alone with his thoughts of discouragement and despair. Though he may not have rebelled against God himself, he was most certainly reaping the consequence of these sins.

It seems so unfair that many have to suffer because of the sins of their mothers and fathers. The world we live in is not always kind and loving towards us. Some of you needed validation and encouragement from those you have loved, but instead received bitterness and neglect. Some needed to be covered with the blanket of compassion from those on whom you depend. Instead you are left with no comfort or reassurance of your very own identity. You have been exposed to the cold, unsympathetic world and had to learn to use what you had to get by. It is a miserable existence when one has buried potential with no one to show them it is there or how to use it.

God is faithful and just. He loves you and will not leave you alone. God saw the heart of Gideon and prepared a great future for him. He approached Gideon and called him a man of valor. He used Gideon to bring down his father's idols. He then used Gideon and 300 other men to defeat an army so large they could not be numbered. He did this by confusing the enemy while Gideon and the others simply praised God by declaring the sword of the Lord.

God is calling so many of you today by your real name. You may have thought your name was defeat, failure, mediocrity, incompetence, or fearful. However, if you listen closely, God has named you as one who is a success, courageous, brave, full of life, strength, and more than a conqueror. He sees you in the future because He is never confined to time. He was here to create it, and will certainly be here when He brings it to an end. He sees your future and even if you don't believe in yourself, He believes in you. He is calling you so that others will be brought to freedom based on your obedience. You cannot always run out of the situations you are in, but He will fight for you and will bring confusion to those who saw you as inadequate for anything worth while. I challenge you to declare that the sword of the Lord be released in your life.


If you feel defeated today, repent to God for your sins. Allow Him to purify you by getting rid of the things that are not good for you. He is calling you by your real name, will you answer?

What's in a name? What are you answering to? God has a special design for your life to build up the body of Christ. Discover the potential He is ready to activate within you today.

Article Source: http://www.saching.com



About Author / Additional Info:

Additional Articles:
* Important Considerations While Starting an Online Business!
* The Beauty Of Koh Samui And Its Exotic Beaches
* ON THE SUBJECT OF GLOBAL OIL CRISIS: HOW SHOULD THE PHILIPPINES SOLVE IT?
* The 20 Ways to Achieve Your Sports and Fitness Dreams This Year
* Work at home and earn

Does this article violate or infringe on your copyright ?
It is a violation of our terms for authors to submit content which they did not write and claim it as their own. If this article infringes on your copyrights, then use our Contact us form with the detailed proof of infringement along with the offending article's title, URL and writer name. If you do not hear back from us then contact us again in another 10 days. Thank you.




Comments on this article: (0 comments so far)

* Additional comments are now closed for this article *
Comment Comment By Comment Date



Article Views: 2897

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
Copyright © 2010 saching.com - Do not copy articles from this website.


Important Disclaimer: All articles on this website are for general information only and is not a professional or experts advice. We do not own any responsibility for correctness or authenticity of the information presented in this article, or any loss or injury resulting from it. We do not endorse these articles, we are neither affiliated with the authors of these articles nor responsible for their content. Please see our disclaimer section for complete terms.


| Home | Disclaimer | Xhtml |