This post is Day 25 in a series of studies about “Gideon”, I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Gideon – 25
When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped the Lord. Gideon didn’t run back to his tent to praise the Lord, he worshiped Him right there in the enemy camp. Spontaneous worship should be part of our daily lives. Each time something good happens, how do you react?
When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped the Lord.
Gideon was totally convinced of the Lord’s victory before it happened. His spontaneous reaction was to worship the One who promised the victory.
Gideon didn’t run back to his tent to praise the Lord, he worshiped Him right there in the enemy camp. Can you do the same?
I’m guessing that it was a silent moment of falling on his knees right there where Gideon was because he wouldn’t be able to sing, shout and dance, or the enemy would have discovered that he was there.
Sometimes we do have to worship in silence from our hearts.
Spontaneous worship should be a part of our daily lives, and we should be ready at any moment to praise God for the surprises He gives us, and the victory He wins for us.
Each time something good happens, how do you react?
Do you just smile and move on?
At church on Sunday or at the midweek meeting with friends, do you plan to say an extra prayer?
Do you offer up a silent prayer of thanksgiving?
Does it depend where you are and who you are with?
Remember King David’s spontaneous worship when the ark of the covenant was being transported to Jerusalem. In 2 Samuel 6 we read of all the worship that went on around that event, and that David became so undignified in his actions that his wife was embarrassed (2 Samuel 6:14-16).
Ask the Lord to convince you of the victory He has already prepared in the situations you are praying for at the moment.
Are you ready to praise Him spontaneously as Gideon did?
Praise Him that He is the victorious Lord. Thank Him for His grace in letting us partake in the battles and see the victories.