And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.” 1 Samuel 17:37
As a Christian, most all of us have had those times in life when you are sitting at church listening to a pastor teach from the Word of God and it hits you...Is he talking directly to me? Is the pastor really talking to anyone else but me? God...is that you?
Yesterday was one of those moments for me. The pastor was preaching about being Fearless & was preaching from the story of David & Goliath. Ok...so I know we've all heard this story before: A small boy kills a giant man with a slingshot. End of Story. Well, not yesterday and maybe not ever again in my life. Our preacher went on and discussed some of the background of the story & while most of the sermon was at least slightly familiar to me--the last thing he said was not. Althought it might seem like such an obvious realization, it hit me yesterday like a slap in the face. David didn't defeat Goliath with a stone...he defeated him with the power of the Almighty God. David didn't compare the size of Goliath to himself because that wasn't what mattered. He compared Goliath to the size of his God and in that comparison Goliath was no giant at all.
I don't know about you, but there are plenty of giants in my life both big and small. Yesterday was such an amazing realization for me. Who am I to try and fight those giants on my own & why do I think they are so big? I need to stop comparing my giants to the size of myself and my weak human abilities and start looking at them compared to my Heavenly Father who is "...able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. " Ephesians 3:20
I need to remember just like David did those times when God pulled me through & has helped me fight the lions & the bears...this is the same God who will help me defeat the giants in my life.
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