Sunday, July 25, 2010

For Every Goliath There is a Stone!

For Every Goliath There is a Stone!
By: Katie Rogers

How many of you are facing challenges, mountains or chaos in your life? How many are allowing your challenges, mountains and chaos to rule or even destroy your life? So often we allow those things to become greater than they are and we allow them to consume us. We don’t have to! Let me share a little story with you.

In 1st Samuel 17 we see the story you’ve all heard before, the story of David and Goliath. David just a Shepard boy who did as he was told. Took care of the sheep, protected them and even killed a bear and such to protect these sheep. But we see David get sent out to the front lines to bring food to his brothers and to check on them. Now see David’s brothers, as well as the whole army of Israel was equipped to fight the giants, the Goliath’s so to speak. But they were afraid, they allowed the Giant to consume them and for fear to set in.

It seems so often we are equipped with the tools, the armor, the things we need to fight the giant but we allow fear and uncertainty to creep in and take hold of us. But we need the spirit and the courage of David.

1st Samuel 17 shows us that David wasn’t scared, he trusted the Living God to equip Him and to bring him through the challenge of the giant. So often we think we can’t face the challenge or the giant unless we have all this garb so we dismiss God and his Word and load ourselves up with nonsense.

David a young man who wasn’t equipped with the armor of the soldier didn’t care; he knew God was with Him. Now King Saul tried to help David but his gear wasn’t made for David… So I see David like this “Okay God, it’s you and me. You’ve given me all that I need and I trust that together we’ll defeat Goliath.” God tells him to pick up the pebbles and grab his sling shot.

See David trusted God to carry him through, to defeat the giant. And as the story shows David goes and is mocked by the army of Israel as well as Goliath and the giants. But David doesn’t allow that to discourage him because he trusts in the Lord.

And we see that David slings his pebble and takes down Goliath!
God has a stone/pebble for each one of us. It doesn’t matter what the giant is He will equip us. Nothing is too big for our God.

So whether it be a financial giant- God says he provides and gives us what we need when we need it.
If it be sexual immorality God gives us scriptures to bring us to purity, gives us accountability partners, and an escape from every temptation.
Unsaved loved ones- God gives us scriptures, prayers, and seeds to plant
Restlessness- God gives us peace, patience and comforts us with his Spirit.
Whatever your Giant, God has a stone for you! Ask God for your stone!

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