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650th -- Message On Depending On God


I hope you are doing well and are in the best of health. I am doing very
well and I am thankful to the Lord for His continued blessings upon my life
and this ministry. The Lord is so good to us and His blessings abound much
more than we deserve. I can be a witness that He has not left my side nor
forsaken me all the days that I have served Him. God has supplied all of
my needs and has given me the inspiration and direction needed to guide my
life and this work that is founded under His name. We who serve in this 
Ministry are dedicated, diligent, faithful and obedient to His calling. I
try my best to do all that God puts on my heart and I leave the results up
to Him. God has done more with my life than I could have ever hoped or 
dreamed to do on my own. I hope you have been blessed by this work and 
have blessed others with your inspiration.

The Lord has spoken to my heart to write a message on God's strength, our
dependence on Him and our quiet confidence that all will be well. There is
a story that I think on that shows how faithful the Lord is to those who 
depend on Him. The only thing God requires in return is our confession 
that He did it and not we ourselves. Humility before the Lord is greater
than the riches of the world. The Bible declares in Psalm 100:3, "Know ye
that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture." I hope this message on
trusting and depending on the Lord encourages you to put on humility and 
lowliness of heart knowing that God is the One who brings victory and 
triumph into our lives. (Hebrews 12:28-29) (1 Peter 5:5-7) (1 Corinthians 15:57)

There is a story in the Old Testament about Gideon. Gideon was faithful to
God and was used greatly by the Lord to defeat the enemies of Israel. It
happened that God called Gideon to fight the armies of Midian. The armies
of Midian had a total of a 135,000 trained warriors to fight against 
Israel. When Gideon gathered his army of warriors to fight the Midianites,
Gideon's warriors totaled a number of 32,000 men. (Judges 6:14)

God spoke to Gideon and told him that he had too many fighters to fight 
the Midianites. God said if I allow you to use all these men to fight the
Midianites, they will think that they defeated them with their own strength
and not because I was with you. So God told Gideon to send those who were
timid or afraid back to their homes. A total of 22,000 men returned home
leaving only 10,000. Still God saw that they were too many and would be 
prideful and boastful when they defeated the Midianites. So another test
that God told Gideon to do brought the number from 10,000 warriors down to
300 men. Now God was satisfied. He would use 300 men to defeat 135,000
Midianites to show that God is faithful to those who follow His command.

When Gideon and his 300 men drew near to fight the Midianites, God caused
confusion to come upon the Midianites and because of this, they turned on
each other killing one another making it easy for Gideon and his warriors
to defeat that vast army. Not one of Gideon's men died in that battle, but
every single person from the Midianite army was killed. The Lord used just
300 men to defeat 135,000 men and showed all Israel how Mighty the Lord
truly is. (Judges 7-8:23) (2 Chronicles 16:9) (Isaiah 50:2-10) (Exodus 4:11-12)

The point that I want to emphasize is that God wishes to fight our battles
and lead us into victory. When we are weak, He is strong. When we are 
alone, He is our comforter. When we have no strength, He is our perfect
strength. The Lord wishes to show Himself strong on behalf of those who
trust Him. He is our encourager, helper, comforter, deliverer, director 
and Savior. There is no want in them that trust Him. The Lord Jehovah is
everlasting strength. There is no weariness in Him and the Lord never 
slumbers nor sleeps. Humble yourself before the Lord and confess with 
your mouth that you trust Him in everything and because you do victory will
be yours. (2 Corinthians 12:9) (Psalm 34:22) (Psalm 121:1-8) (2 Chronicles 16:9)

Be encouraged to never be prideful or arrogant thinking that you can do it
all. We are created from the dust of the earth and our life is as a vapor
that is here today and gone tomorrow. Instead, boast in the Lord and in 
His goodness and know that those who give glory to God will never be left
wanting, but will be filled with all good things for the remainder of their
days. Praise the Lord for such goodness and mercy that is offered to all 
who humble themselves before Him and confess that He has made us what we 
are and not we ourselves. (1 Samuel 2:3) (Genesis 3:19) (Psalm 34:2)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Isaiah 42:8 “I am the LORD: that is My name: and My glory will I not give
to another, neither My praise to graven images.”

2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the
whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is
perfect toward Him…”

Isaiah 1:18-19 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: 
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they
be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient,
ye shall eat the good of the land.”

Proverbs 8:17-21 “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early
shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and 
righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my
revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the 
midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to 
inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: DO NOT FEAR
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem174.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD'S ALIVE AND WELL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony34.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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