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Mar
30

Step Forward Rod!

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
"Turning to Jether, his oldest son, he said, "Kill them!" But Jether did not draw his sword, because he was only a boy and was afraid. Zebah and Zalmunna said, "Come, do it yourself. 'As is the man, so is his strength.' " So Gideon stepped forward and killed them, and took the ornaments off their camels' necks." (Judges 8:20-21)
Observation
Imagine being young Jether... Dad turns to you and commands you Kill them! Was it Jether's test? Was it Gideon's way of trying to embarrass and humiliate Zeb and Zal to get a young lad to kill them?

There's a lesson in this account that lesson for me... If God calls me to be responsible to "take care of business" whatever that may mean...then I'd better take care of it and not ask or use a "minor in the faith" to handle what God is asking of me.
Application
Step forward Rod! That's the call I hear from God!!!

"Step forward and fill the shoes I've asked you to wear. Take on the challenge of leadership and quit trying to be "Mr. Humble (false humility)" when I've asked you to step it up...says the Lord!"

Today, there are certain assignments, thoughts, dreams...God has asked me to obey.

Step forward and...

...don't be so mindful of what "others" may think of you and your heart I know your heart...says the Lord.

...speak what I have laid on your heart...says the Lord.

...stay pure and humble in heart while I give you the boldness to step forward into My plan...says the Lord.
Prayer
OK Lord...may I obey what You say. My heart is to step forward to step it up...You know that. Yet, let me know where and when I am off track in heart, attitude, word or actions. I'm trusting You with all my heart!

Devotions for March 30

Judges 8
Psalms 42
1 Corinthians 15

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