Leaders and volunteers–an answer to prayer

It is a strange yet familiar story.  (Judges 4 and 5–this week’s FBC- read-every-day-for-God’s-blessing passage)  The people of God are in trouble because of sin.  In the presence of sin, His protection is removed.  The nation of Israel is conquered.  They cry out to God. (4:3)   Good move!  God responds to prayer by sending leaders ( first Deborah and then Barak) and by giving the people a heart to cooperate/volunteer.  Leadership and willing spirits are both gifts from God and answers to prayer.  Both are reasons for us to bless His name. (5:2)  Hmmmm. . .I wonder what troubles we are presently facing (in our nation, church, families and souls) that could be addressed and corrected by God-provided leadership and God-inspired followship.  “That the leaders led in Israel and the people volunteered, Bless the Lord!” (Judges 5:2)  May the Lord inspire us today as we cry out to Him in prayer.  I am praying with you and for you.  Pastor Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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