“This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’” - 2 Chronicles 20:15
Before the end of each year, RETA has a staff retreat. In preparation for the retreat, the staff send our executive director, Roxana a scipture or two that we feel would be a good theme for the coming year. The scriptures are posted at the retreat and the staff prayerfully vote for their top three. We then discuss and select the scripture that will be our theme verse.
For 2019, 2 Chronicles 20:15 was selected. We are not in the business of battling in the hurtful and divisive ways the world does. We recognize though, that this year has a lot in store, for the staff personally and professionally and for the organization as a whole. We face situations and enter the stories of our clients daily. This can begin to feel like we’re facing a vast army. The verse is a reminder for us that God has us. As we listen and obey, he is guiding, leading and empowering. He is giving us the wisdom and strength we need to face and accomplish what he’s called us to do.
We hope that’s an encouraging word for you as it is for us!