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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Traffic Ticket Gone Wrong.

John went to the store the other day. He was only in there for about five minutes, and when he came out there was a motorcycle cop writing a parking ticket. So John went up to him and said, 'Come on buddy, how about giving a guy a break?'

The Police Officer ignored John and continued writing the ticket. So John called him a jerk. He glared at him and started writing another ticket for having bald tires!  Then John really got angry with the cop and started calling him some even more unfriendly names. The cop finished the second ticket and put it on the car with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket!

This went on for about 20 minutes. The more John abused him, the more tickets he wrote. When the cop finally ran out of tickets, he silently mounted his bike and drove on down the road. John just stood there looking at the multitude of tickets shaking his head. He then proceeded to take his keys out of his pocket and walk to his car that was parked around the corner

The message was a good one, “give a guy a break.” The delivery however was the problem. The police officer never took the time to ask, “Is this your car?”

The question is; “What does God seek from His followers?” What is God’s call of us on our long obedience in the same direction?

“Mighty warrior” is what the angel calls Gideon...And here is Gideon’s response …. Judges 6:15 "But Lord, "Gideon asked, "how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family."

Wow, now that sounds like a special guy now doesn’t it? Gideon has an impressive resume’ … I am a no body… He’s got the weakest clan, and he is the lowest out of all of them. Basically Gideon says, “God I am the lowest of the low. Why would you pick me, I am just an ordinary guy living out my days waiting for someone else to make life better.”

A long obedience in the same direction recognizes that God has called every believer to a purpose. Gideon reveals that God is speaking and that through the transformational power of the Holy Spirit every believer is a mighty warrior. 

What question is in front of you today? Answer it and allow God to move through you, another one of His Mighty Warriors. You know I love ya, Don

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