Whatever her reasoning, it seems that she knew what needed to be done and did it. She didn’t over-think it. She didn’t pause. She was fearless. That’s how I would describe her: fearless.
The Bible doesn’t tell us how Deborah received her message from the Lord, but we can surmise that when God spoke to her, she was attentive and didn’t shy away.
Sorry, Huldah. I forgot your name. I’m sure lots of people don’t know your name. Not all that many people know my name, either, though my name isn’t in the Bible. But Someone knows both of us and both of our names.
No record of my family history – nor yours — is required. We just accept God’s gift by faith in His Son Jesus, and we enter into the joy of serving Him.
Mediating on the book as a whole, I sensed the Spirit of God asking me, “What is the one thing you see as being most important for a leader to possess?”
Our spiritual walk parallels the rebuilding of the temple: we are laboring in the important work of building the Kingdom. The work is difficult, costly, full of unexpected challenges which keep us on our toes.
Some moments I have no idea what I am doing (like right now) as a wife and mom and “wanna-be” writer. I believe 100% that there is a place for all of us in God’s work. How else would a cupbearer become governor of Judah?
Nehemiah was the governor, the leader who galvanized the rebuilding of a demolished city. Yet he was neither too proud nor too self-important to get down in the dirt with everyone else who was working. He was not above working night and day with all the others who were doing it.
Grocery shopping. Toddler. Eight months pregnant. A simple day in my life. So, I’m on line thinking “I am so close to the end of this line”. Grandiose nap scenarios for me and the kid are formulating in the temporal lobes of my brain. Even though my body is telling me I am dog tired my imagination has assured me all will go according to plan.
If there’s an emergency, people younger than us may come to us and expect us to know what to do. Don’t they know that we haven’t been trained for this? Quick, go find a grownup!