Thursday, September 16, 2010

Step Up

She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, "The LORD, the God of Israel, commands you: 'Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead the way to Mount Tabor....' "...Barak said to her, "If you go with me, I will go; but if you don't go with me, I won't go." "Very well," Deborah said, "I will go with you. But because of the way you are going about this, the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will hand Sisera over to a woman."

-Judges 4:6-9

I wonder what would have happened if Barak would have been ready and willing to take a position of leadership himself. Perhaps he would be recorded in the Bible as one of the greatest leaders of all time. There are times when God calls you to step up. It can be scary and hard to do, but even if you seem to be all alone, Someone is with you.

"The LORD will fight for you, you need only to be still."
-Exodus 14: 15

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
-Deuteronomy 31:6

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
-Joshua 1:9

"And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age."
Matthew 28:20 b

Be encouraged to step up and be a leader today! The Lord is with you!
In His name,


Jessica said...

Great post Becky! I love the picture. (:


Anonymous said...

Amazing post today!

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