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What Giants do you face in life?
The Lord will renew our strength.......if we faint not
What scripture says on how to defeat hose Giants
There is a famous story in the Bible in the Book of Samuel where we find God wanting another King to be anointed after King Saul’s reign. King Saul had abused his power and began to rule the Israelites in his own will and was not listening to God any longer.
So the prophet Samuel was instructed by God to anoint another King from the house of Jessie. Jessie was David’s father and David was the youngest in the family, he was a young Shepard boy only 15 years old. David was a man after God’s own heart as it states in Acts 13:22.
The moral to this story is that Israel had a “giant” that they were trying to destroy before it destroyed them, and his name was Goliath. This 9 foot giant tantalized the people and cursed the God of Israel, he basically was a big pain in the side of King Saul. One day David who God loved very much, went up to King Saul and told him he would face and destroy that giant. Everyone of course laughed at the thought of this young boy taking on Goliath. King Saul himself even tried to equip David with all of his amour, but David refused. He only used rocks and a sling shot. That is all the weapon he needed, besides having God on his side. Not my choice of weapons but remember God was with him. In order to accomplish this defeat he also needed to be “prepared” and David was, as a Shepard he had practiced by slaying cougars and bears who tried to kill his sheep time and time again. We can certainly learn from this young man by preparing and practicing what we learn from God’s words of wisdom. By keeping our faith strong and not waivering. By reading God’s word and spending time with Him each and every day, and never giving up when we need a victory in our life. This is our greatest weapon.
We also need to have “determination” as did David. He was so determined to slay that giant that even though he was smaller and not as strong he had a strategy and plan which he believed would do the job with God as his shield and strength. He believed that with God at his side he could do the impossible. God was greater than any giant he could ever face. I admire this type of faith and courage. Then the last thing he had was “authority” from All Mighty God. He prayed for the victory under God’s own authority. We too need to remember this when we are faced with giants in our every day life. These can be additions of some sort, anxieties, depression, fears, jealousy and insecurities.
David reached into his shepherds bag and took out a stone, he hurled it from his sling and hit Goliath in the forehead. So David triumphed over the giant with only a stone and a sling. Goliath had cursed David by the names of his God’s. David shouted back and said “you come to me with sword, spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord Almighty – the God of the armies of Israel whom you defied. Today the Lord will conquer you and I will kill you and cut off your head”. David defeated Goliath by slinging that rock into Goliath’s weakest area, we too can do this and conquer our giants.
But we have to prepare spiritually, and have a strong determination and by the Authority given to us by our Savior Jesus Christ we can overcome any stronghold. The Evil one will have us believing and will hold us captive unless we do something to change our situation. Believe in God, never lose faith and be prepared to have victory in any situation that comes your way.
Good film to watch called "Facing the Giants"
There is a great movie that I watched just the other evening on TBN called “Facing the Giants” it’s a Christian film. It very clearly illustrates the power of God in our lives, even though the circumstances we face may seem impossible. In this film the under dogs football team faced a much bigger, stronger and more qualified team called the “Giants”. In this film the coach would always have his team pray before a game and remind them that they still needed to give God the glory whether they won the game or lost. I will not spoil the movie for you, but it’s a must see movie for any age group, especially teenagers. It will encourage you in your faith in God. I know it will lift you and bring you to a place where you too can say I can defeat any giant in my life as long as my faith is in God.
Our prayer when faced with a giant is: “Almighty God today I face a giant that I know is not bigger and greater than you. I believe by faith in your powerful word and truth that I can defeat this giant today. By the authority and blood of Jesus Christ who is my Savior and my rock and my fortress. I believe that He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world. That no weapon formed against me shall prosper, because nothing is impossible with God. From this day forward I will be free from this giant – I thank you for your faithfulness and protection in Jesus name I pray – Amen.
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