August 12, 2019

Today’s Promise

God Sees in Me More Than I Do

Judges 6:12

The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior.


God sees more in us than we see in ourselves.

We see ourselves through our physical eyes, but we also through our history, our failures, and what have told us. God sees us for who we really are, and for who we can be through Him. God sees us for what we were meant to be, not what we have settled for.

In this verse, an angel appeared to Gideon, and he calls him a valiant warrior.

At the time, Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress. You normally thresh wheat on the top of a hill or a raised area so the wind will blow the chaff away. A winepress is built low in the ground, sometimes sunk into the ground. There was no breeze and no wind to help with threshing the wheat.

Why was Gideon in the winepress instead of up on a hill where he belonged?

He was hiding from the enemy. He was down in a winepress hoping the enemy wouldn’t see him. This is not exactly the place you find a valiant warrior for the army of God.

However, God saw something in Gideon that he didn’t see in himself. God was going to take Gideon from the winepress into the battlefield. God is going to show His strength and power through Gideon. We won’t go into the details of the battle, but God uses Gideon to bring victory and deliverance to His people.

God sees more in you than you see in yourself.

He is calling you to a life of faith and victory. He will use you as never before if you allow Him to. You may be in winepress today, full of fear and frustration, but God sees in you as a valiant warrior. He sees you as one who can bring help, healing, and deliverance to those around you.

The question is, will you believe what you say and think of yourself, or what God sees in you.

Look at that promise again.

The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior.” – Judges 6:12

Confess this with me.

How I see myself is unimportant.
How God sees me is what matters.
Today, I will live the life God has for me.
I will be all He sees in me.

In Jesus Name,
Amen

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  1. Allen Williams August 12, 2019 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I can understand the concept of not letting fear control our lives. But, What about the fear of hurting others. Others who we have hurt in the past who we do not want to hurt anymore Maybe I’m not labeling it correctly , maybe that’s a different emotion altogether I’m not sure. But it sure feels like fear.
    There are those that I have hurt in the past. Hurt with decisions that I have made that I do not want to hurt any more. I stand by those decisions that I made, but , My fear or concern is that by really claiming Gods love and grace of forgiveness for myself that it will, to this group, lessen the accountability that I have and that I constantly feel for hurting them. Thus causing them more pain. This fear holds me back from REALY claiming Gods Grace and moving forward. Jesus taught us to love one another just as he loved us, and to put our concern for other in front of our concerns for ourselves. But how do we do that and still fully embrace the gift that he died for. The explanation to this quandary holds a lot of hope and answers.

    • Naomi Mozone August 12, 2019 at 8:01 am - Reply

      Hi Allen,

      I hope I can encourage you in your battle today. First, I think it’s important to remember that there is no condemnation in Christ (Romans 8:1). An important step in receiving the forgiveness of God is forgiving ourselves. Only the enemy wants you to continue to feel guilt and dwell on something Our Father has already forgiven you for. Second, our decisions, good and bad, will always have consequences. We must surrender our decisions to God so they line up with His will and purposes. Finally, there is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). As we accept God’s love for us and in us we are able to walk in fearless confidence, being transformed to look and love like Him. We are empowered to love others as He loved us by surrendering to the work of the Holy Spirit in us. Forgive yourself. Pray God’s covering over those you hurt. Receive His love and share His love. Freely we have received so freely we ought to give (Matthew 10:8). I pray these words give you comfort and set you on the path to being free from guilt and fear.

      Your sister in Christ,
      Naomi

  2. Elizabeth A August 12, 2019 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Hi Allen,

    I am so touched just reading your comment and I felt compelled to share this verse of scripture with you:

    Its from Romans 8:1 – Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior. I shared the amplified version as it is more descriptive.

    I often struggle with this, and it is real. I am not telling you what you should do, I am only sharing with you what I often remind myself (on purpose cos the enemy wreaks havoc with my mind), Jesus’ love is unconditional. By loving ourselves and forgiving ourselves, we allow Jesus to complete the perfect work of healing in us. I believe He will perfect His healing work in those we have hurt to.
    It is the enemy telling us that “claiming God’s love, grace and forgiveness lessens the accountability that we have for constantly causing pain to loved ones”.

    It seems easy to say “just believe in the hope that Jesus brings”, yet, that is what He wants to do, to chose to believe His promises over the lies and accusations the enemy constantly has toward us.

    Jesus knows everything we have done and even what we may still do, but when we hold on to Him, and trust Him, He will never fail us and as He said,

    John 14:27 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    27 Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.

    God bless you.

  3. Naomi Mozone August 12, 2019 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Hi Allen,

    I hope I can encourage you in your battle today. First, I think it’s important to remember that there is no condemnation in Christ (Romans 8:1). An important step in receiving the forgiveness of God is forgiving ourselves. Only the enemy wants you to continue to feel guilt and dwell on something Our Father has already forgiven you for. Second, our decisions, good and bad, will always have consequences. We must surrender our decisions to God so they line up with His will and purposes. Finally, there is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). As we accept God’s love for us and in us we are able to walk in fearless confidence, being transformed to look and love like Him. We are empowered to love others as He loved us by surrendering to the work of the Holy Spirit in us. Forgive yourself. Pray God’s covering over those you hurt. Receive His love and share His love. Freely we have received so freely we ought to give (Matthew 10:8). I pray these words give you comfort and set you on the path to being free from guilt and fear.

    Your sister in Christ,
    Naomi

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