Monday, August 4, 2014
Facing our Giants
We awoke to another glorious day, thank God. I also had a urge to read one of my all time favorite Bible stories, it seemed God placed it upon my heart. Young David went to his father Jesse asking him if he could go after this over nine foot tall Philistine giant. This giant was really a big bully, going out and shouting to his army and just causing a big ruckus everyday for forty days. So Jesse finally agreed to let his son go and fight this giant. Remember, David at the time was only a teenager. David didn't wear any armor at all, he went armed only with his tunic, shepherds staff, sling, and a bag filled with stone. He goes and challenges Goliath, Goliath was cursing and acting bad as usual. David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied ... today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air ... and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel ... it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands." David was so courageous, but I think his faith in His God was so big, that it took away any fear he may have had. So many times we look at our circumstances, our giants, we don't involve God at all. In fact God probably just wishes we would ask for His help. We are worrying, whining, and crying, we forget from where our help comes from. We get knocked down, punish ourselves with pity, then it is like wait. I have a Heavenly Father that loves me so much, He wants me to be victorious and overcome this bully of a giant. My friends the battle is not ours, it is God's and He will help you win when you stop and re-focus on Him. Just be yourself and use the familiar gifts and talents God has given you. He will work miracles through you.