Don’t be shy …

“GOD said to him, “I’ll be with you. Believe me, you’ll defeat Midian as one man.” Judges 6:12

The story of Gideon is one many people can relate to. He was minding his business, threshing wheat in the winepress, and an angel of God appeared and said, “God is with you, O mighty warrior!” (vs. 15) He probably looked over his shoulder to see who the angel was addressing, because he considered himself a nobody—a runt of the litter—hardly a warrior who was being asked to save Israel from Midian.

We can’t predict when one of God’s “angels” might appear to us to ask us for assistance on Earth. It may be something of a minor task—like taking a casserole to someone mourning or following surgery or driving a friend to a doctor’s appointment. Perhaps we will say, “Why, me?” like Gideon, but he trusted God and became a strong warrior.

I have been published in the magazine, “Angels on Earth” a division of “Guideposts Magazine” a few times. The magazine tells true first person stories about incidents in which an angel on Earth came to someone’s rescue or how they were able to be there for someone. Check out this magazine at

I challenge you to ask God every morning to show you an opportunity to be an angel on Earth. Don’t shy away from the chance to make a difference.

Lord, help us open our eyes to opportunities to serve you as servant s or angels on Earth. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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