Diana writes, "What is the Gideon phenomenon? It is the amazing six encounters that Gideon had with God in the book of Judges in chapters 6 and 7."
Diana writes, "This year as we all fast for Yom Kippur let us choose the fast that the Lord desires for us. Let us not fast out of obligation, but, with expectancy that we will connect in a deeper way with our God."
Diana writes, "As we approach the month of Elul we traditionally get ready to search our hearts and to turn to our God. When we look at the word “Elul” it is similar to the root of the verb “search” in Aramaic."
Diana writes, "This theme of a door reoccurs many times in the scriptures. I thought about Passover, and about how the Israelites put the blood of the lamb on their doors. They were saved from the angel of death by placing the blood on their doors."
Diana writes, "We are all so independent, wanting to be victorious in our own strength that we forget that it is His strength that will bring the help we so desperately need. Let us welcome the help that God provides and let us be the help that others need."
Diana writes, "God’s faithfulness provided the perfect friend for Miriam that she needed, and that Elisheva needed. They both needed each other to be able to do what God had called them to do. We are no different today."
Diana writes, "Elisheva had walked a life of righteousness even though God had not answered her deepest prayer. Her life was now going to help another. God had prepared the stage and now His story was going to unfold."
Diana Levine, "Many times in our walk with the Lord, He asks us to lech lecha. Our first experience with this concept, is when we leave behind our old life and begin our new life with God. Some of us feel very alone at this point because our friends and family don’t understand where we are going."
Diana writes, "We also will stand before our God looking beautiful and radiant with our crowns. In the New Testament there are many references to crowns, and I want to cover five of them."
Diana writes, "But, there is an interesting point that we don’t think about. Even though they were no longer in the garden they weren’t abandoned by God."
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