I have really been fascinated by the story of Gideon lately.
It resonated with me.
God called Gideon to do something big but then He told Gideon not to do it as he had planned. Instead, Gideon should execute the plan in this crazy way that made no sense but that God said was the way to do it.
That scares the daylights out of me.
There’s this old saying in church-circles, Not my will, but Thine oh Lord. Well, this felt a lot like, Not my plan, but Thine oh Lord. Scary stuff.
The other thing is Gideon said, ahem, “pardon me lord…” and he QUESTIONED God. It feels so authentic. He says, “but why?” And then he says, “but how?” Oh. Wow. (Oh, and then he tests God. But boy, that makes me nervous.)
So Priscilla Shirer came out with a bible study on Gideon last year. I’ve been dying to dive in. Plus, I just finished up her God is Able study as a part of my Sisters Stories Series so this seemed like the perfect time.
I’d love for you to walk through this study with me. I’d love to hear your insight or what surprised you.
If you’ve never done a bible study before, this is the perfect place to start.
No pressure, no big group, just you and me and a little workbook to help you know what to look for.
In fact, I’m giving one of Priscilla’s studies away TODAY. If you’d like to win a copy of Gideon, just leave a comment on today’s post before midnight tonight. One commenter will be selected at random and sent a copy.
If you’d like to read along in the workbook – you can get it here.
If you’d like to hear the audio for each week’s study, then you can get it here.’
Now my plan is to finish this in the seven weeks that is allotted in the study. However, it’s got homework, so it’s possible that one or two weeks may be “interim” posts until we get to the next chapter. But I’m going to shoot for seven weeks friends.
This is what Priscilla says Gideon will teach us, “Your weakness doesn’t stand a chance in the face of God’s overwhelming, almighty power. In fact, you’ll soon see from our study together that He is just waiting to demonstrate to you how your weakness is actually a gift – a key of sorts that unlocks and unleashes His power in your life.”
So if you’re ready, let’s visit Gideon every Tuesday and learn a little about ourselves, and our faith, in the process.