Last weekend, I gave the second talk in my last series here at NCC – Umbrella Faith. The talk, Living Under the Umbrella, was about how very often when we think we are waiting on God, he is really waiting on us! Both Gideon and Johnathan acted, without step-by-step instructions from God, in what most would consider risky ways – because God had already pointed them at a goal! A lot of us wait for step by step instructions from God, afraid of making mistakes, when he just wants us to GO!
Look at Gideon and Johnathan’s actions: Gideon took on a vastly superior army with 300 men, surrounded them at night, then stood up, illuminated himself, and shouted. How dumb is that? Johnathan attacked an army of thousands with just him and a friend. But they were obeying – moving toward the goal God had given them, even if they didn’t know the details. That’s Living Under the Umbrella!