It has been seven days in this New Year and I have been praying about what to post today. To be honest with all of you, this week wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Everyone around me is getting sick, so I have been trying my best to stay away and take extra vitamins and get plenty of rest. I have been reading my old blogs from last year and this one was last May and I wanted to share with you all today. Because it feels like I have a lot of giants right now. Some at work, and some at school, and just everywhere. In the Bible it tells us, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:11-13
I was listening to that Casting Crowns song this morning while I was totally rushing out the door to get to work…but the lyrics were just in my heart so much I wanted to blog about it.”Oh, what I would do to have the kind of strength it takes To stand before a giant with just a sling and a stone Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors shaking in their armor Wishing they’d have had the strength to stand But the giant’s calling out my name and he laughs at me Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed The giant keeps on telling me time and time again “Boy you’ll never win, you’ll never win.”But the voice of truth tells me a different story the Voice of truth says “do not be afraid!”and the Voice of truth says “this is for My glory”Out of all the voices calling out to me I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth!”This is from the one of my favorite Bible stories, In 1 Samuel 17: 1-58, the story of David and Goliath. Goliath was a nine foot tall soldier from Gath, he would brag and say he can beat any Israelite soldier who would fight him. But all the Israelite soldiers were afraid to fight him! And David was young shepherd who believed in God. He said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” David took his sling and five smooth stones from the brook. Then he went to fight Goliath. King Saul wanted to put his heavy armor and helmet on David. He also tried to give David a big sword, but David said he could not wear them. He knew that his strength and protection came from God. Goliath cursed the boy coming out to fight him. 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.” David threw a stone with his sling at Goliath. It hit Goliath in the forehead and the giant fell face down. Without a sword in his hand he struck down the giant and killed him. David believed in God, and God helped him win over the giant. The giant fell when stone hit him. Then David used the giant’s own sword to kill him.
I used this Bible story a lot in my life! it reminds me that the God we serve is always there to help us fight that GIANT in our life!