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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Killing Giants

If you are just joining in, we are reading through the One Year Chronological Bible.  I invite you to read along with us! More info can be found here.


1 Samuel 17:32 thru 19:17
Psalm 59
1 Samuel 19:18-24

Oh I pray you have been staying faithful to your Bible readings.  I have definitely been enthralled with where our adventures have been leading us.

Today we land on the little story of a little stone landing in the middle of a really big head.

I absolutely LOVE reading about David, the man after God's own heart.  And the battle with Goliath is one of the most famous battles in all the Word of God.

A couple take-home truths for us today:

#1 We can do anything God has called us to do (Philippians 4:13).  Therefore, we must develop more confidence in God's Word to us than we do in the opinions of our giants yelling at us.

#2 David defeating Goliath reminds us to measure the size of our obstacles against the size of our God.  When we measure our obstacles against our own strength, we will always feel overwhelmed and defeated before the battle even begins.

David was younger, weaker and smaller but because of his confidence in a BIGGER GOD, his pebble hit like a boulder.

#3 David acknowledged the active and living God.  He said in 1 Samuel 17:26, ...Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?

We are often intimidated in our battles because we are not certain of our faith.  You must remember that you don't stand in victory because of your faith.  You stand in victory because of your God.  Faith in faith has no power, but faith in a living, active God moves mountains...

or in this case...

kills giants!



Have a great weekend!!

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