Dear Church Family,
Greetings in Jesus’ name!
One of my favorite Bible stories is the story of David and Goliath. My favorite part of the story is found in 1 Samuel 17:48 When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.
In every Christian’s life there are giants to be faced, battles to be fought, and victories to be won. Giants are not defeated by running from them. The Israelite army had been running from Goliath for some time before David arrived on the battlefield. Now maybe it was David’s time to be revealed to the nation of Israel, God knowing, in His omniscience, that David would be king some day; or, maybe it was David’s time because Israel’s soldiers chose to run instead of facing the threat. Whichever it may have been, David chose to meet the threat instead of running from it.
When I was just a little boy, my mom told me something that I will never forget. I was trying to build a fort in the small wooded area behind our apartment. I was really just trying to make a lean-to, but I just could not get it done. I went inside very aggravated. I told my mom I couldn’t build the fort when she told me, “Can’t never did anything.”
Can’t, quit, retreat, surrender-these accomplish nothing!
Giants must be faced. They may be big, they may be powerful, and you might seem to be outmatched; but, they must be faced or you will find yourself constantly retreating. You must realize the following truth: The giants you face-you do not face alone!
1 Samuel 17:45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
Why are you victorious? Why is your giant defeated? It is not because of your strength, skill, or wisdom, It is because you face that giant in the name Jesus, the God of heaven and earth, the Creator of the universe and all that is in it. You fast, pray, and confess the Word and the giant will fall. Don’t quit-refuse to surrender! Charge your giant and at the end of the day and you will take its head off.
I call you blessed,