Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

When I think about the commandments of the Lord, I think about whole chapters in the Bible. I also think about the 10 Commandments. But how about a one-word commandment? Yep, God gave Deborah, Israel’s judge, a one-word command to the leader of Israel’s army, Barak. 

It was time for Israel to fight. They were up against Sisera, a Canaanite commander. And then the day came, the battle was at hand. Deborah went to Barak and said, “Up!” That’s it, no other command or direction. Just, “Up!” 

Sure, there are days when the the Lord replenishes us when we are depleted. There are days when He feeds us, when we need strength. There are days when God teaches us, getting us ready for a future challenge. 

But never forget, there is a time to fight and God simply says, “Up!” Trust me, when God says, “Up!”, you will already have been prepared for the moment. 

Will this be the day you hear Him say, “Up!”?

Wake Up: Be ready for any divine encounter that comes your way.
Rise Up: Put on the armor of God and be the soldier God wants you to be.
Move Up: Go to a higher place with God.
Give Up: Lay aside the sins that so easily beset you.
Speak Up: You are His witness to the ends of the earth.

Are you listening? Are you ready? Tell Him, “I’m ready and awaiting Your command.”

And Deborah said to Barak, “Up! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the Lord go out before you?” So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him. And the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army before Barak by the edge of the sword. Judges 4.14-15 

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