Step up to the Plate!
January 20th 2016
This past weekend we had a powerfully impacting time during the Arise! Women leadership retreat. In addition to the worship, teaching, and sharing during the main sessions, retreats give us those informal times of connecting during meals and free time that create a space for the Lord to work among us. Of course, those informal times were also filled with so much fun as we got to know each other on a personal level. Who would have known we had so many football fans who would watch the last 45 minutes of the NFL playoffs on Saturday night?!
I led two of the sessions, and as I was preparing my message, I asked the Lord if He had anything special to say to the women who were present. He told me to tell them: “IT’S TIME TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE. It’s your turn to swing. It’s your turn to fight!” That word is for you as well.
To step up to the plate is to put action into the dreams you have. To step up to the plate is to join the fight for your loved ones, to join the fight for your friends and family, and to join the fight for the lost ones of this world.
You are ready! You are equipped! God has given you special assignments in this world, and He doesn’t ask you to go on your own. You don’t need any performance enhancing substances, because you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you! He gives the strongest performance enhancement you could ever want!
As in the story of the loaves and fishes, when we give Jesus all we have, He performs the miracle of multiplication.
The Holy Spirit is with you. All you need to do is to STEP UP TO THE PLATE!
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