Judges 4:1-16 And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD after Ehud died...
As much as we might want to point a finger at Barak for being insecure, if we're honest, we've all been there at some point--feeling God's prompting but being afraid to take action. When I look back I can think of plenty of times I didn't stand up for what was right, I didn't speak up in a classroom, I didn't give money to someone in need on a street corner, I didn't offer my time or talent for a church event where I knew help was needed (you get the picture).
Well sometimes it takes a person like Deborah to come along side and nudge, or maybe even shove us, to get us going in the direction God has for us. And then when we do take action, the result is pretty cool--we're encouraged, we experience joy, enthusiasm and excitement, and best of all, we become bolder for God and more willing to step out the next time God puts an opportunity before us.
Is there something that God is calling you to take action on today? What did you learn about following God's direction from Barak and Deborah? Tami
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