Sunday, February 19, 2017

Have any Giants?

The scripture lesson is from I Samuel 17 which relates the encounter of the Isrealites with the Philistines in which David ultimately dispatches the Giant, Goliath.

No matter what giants you have in your life,  no matter what sins encumber you, try this formula for overcoming them.

1To become a giant killer I must identify the character defining moments in my life.
      When the desires of the heart come to the fore, we must always pick a side.

2.  Learn to see what God sees.
     Sin is  too big for you to handle is a lie of the enemy.  Whatever you face, it is nothing to what God can do.  Nothing can defeat you so long as you see what God sees.  Call sin what it is.

3.  Believe in my heart that God is able to deliver me.
     Begin to change, with God's help, and build on successes.  David killed both the lion and the bear before he slew Goliath.  Rather than to be seized by fear, believe that God is able.

                   God will make a way!

4.  Give God the credit and the glory for every victory.
      David placed Goliath's sword in the tabernacle, gives glory to God rather than to himself.  In chapter 21 we see the priest returning the sword to David.

What the devil wanted to use to destroy you will  one day be turned on him.

The Holy Spirit aligns my thinking with His so that I may see what God sees.
I am a child of the Living God.
This giant shall have no power over me.

No weapon formed against you shall prosper. --Isaiah 54:17 (Read the entire verse.)

 The ultimate goal is not just to kill giants but you will, over time, become a Person after God's own heart!  Then there is nothing that can defeat you.
  Pastor Johnnie Blair
Sunday morning


Vee said...

All "giants" may not be sins - like the ones that keep me awake at night.

vanilla said...

Vee, I have the same giants. Don't you ever wonder what you have done to deserve them?
Someone told me the solution when you can't sleep in the wee hours is to pray. I fear I might be incoherent to the Father, based on my daylight memories of what went through my head in the night.

Lin said...

Like Vee..I share the nighttime giants. They are amazingly large in the dark, but with daylight, they seem much, much smaller.

vanilla said...

Lin, it is interesting that the behemoths of the night turn into squiggly little bee moths in the daylight. A good thing, unless you are a vermiphobe.