This year's youth camp marked a new season of discovery, growth, and exploits for Grace Assembly.
We have just begun to contemplate the possibility and potential of integration. We have tasted but have not yet feasted.
As we stand on the threshold of the next frontier, we must cry unto the Lord of the harvest to infuse within us a sense of desperation and endow us with power to break free of every shackle that holds us back from taking dominion over all of God’s given resource.
Many are called, but few are chosen. Those chosen are those who chose right.
Like Gideon’s mighty 300, who were the best of
God demands the best. But our best is never enough. That is the paradox of our faith.
Who will be like the 22,000 who chose to return to the safety and security of their comfort zones? God seeks those who are strong and courageous – willing to die.
And when the 10,000 strong and courageous warriors went down to the water’s edge to drink, all but 300 went on all fours like dogs and plunged their heads into the cool to lap their fill. Only the 300 dropped to their knees and scooped water with one cupped hand to drink as they held their spear with the other, all the while watching the terrain and ready for battle. God seeks the watchful and prepared – those ready to live.
Gideon sent the rest back, and only kept the 300 who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.
Are you among the 300 strong and courageous warriors who are watchful and prepared to fight? For God has chosen you and will hand over to you the resources and victories others have yielded.