Mindful Minute: Majority

Majoritya number or percentage equaling more than half of a total, the greater quantity or share

Did you ever notice that when God moves, the numbers on his side are rarely, if ever are the majority? A few examples include Pharaoh vs. the children of Israel, David vs. Goliath, Gideon vs. the Midianite army, Jesus, his twelve disciples vs. the self-righteous Jewish religious leaders, and the Roman army.

More impressive is how God purposely reduces the numbers, even more, revealing his infinite power and protection regardless of how large the enemy may be. Gideon’s story in Judges 7 is one of my favorites examples.

Gideon gathered 32,000 Israelites to fight the vast Midianite army of 135,000 men. The Lord commanded Gideon to reduce his army to only 300 men. Gideon and his small army surrounded the Midianite camp at night and, at a signal, smashed jars, blew trumpets, and yelled. Torches were in all jars, so the Midianites became totally confused by the noise and light display. In their confusion, they began to fight and kill each other. As they fled, Gideon ordered all Israelites to attack. Gideon did things God’s way, and his small army won a seemingly impossible battle.

God’s way equals winning seemingly impossible battles.  What or who the majority does not affect the outcome, God always prevails.  His Majesty triumphs over any majority.

When it feels like the whole world is against you, be mindful that God in you is exceedingly greater than anyone or anything that is against you.

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:30-32 NIV

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