“And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise; and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall you do” (Judges 7:17).
God is looking to those to whom He can trust His life to. Gideon was one of those men who knew he was weak but he found God to be strong. So in this belief and faith in God, Gideon commands the three hundred men by his side to do as he does because the end result will be victory.
What was Gideon asking the men to do? He was asking them to hoist the sails of their faith and wait for the wind of God to blow. Everyone who is born of the Spirit tests his life by the Word of God, and by doing so, he is setting his sails to catch the breath of God. We place our hands on the rudder, but we are totally dependent on God’s wind to blow.
Gideon blew the trumpet, broke the clay vessel wherein was the candle, and the light inside began to glow outwardly. When you and I are ready for God to work we will blow the trumpet of proclamation of life in Christ, and those around us will see the light of illumination in us because of our broken consecration before God.
Are you ready to take steps to discipline your inner man? If you are, what course corrections need to be made in your life even today?