Monday, June 6, 2011

Don't Be a Giant Offender, But A Giant Killer

I wrote last Friday how I'm tired of wimpy prayers. I'm wanting the spirit of might to rest upon me.

You and I are not called to be a giant offender but a giant killer.

When David set out to face Goliath, he didn't care whether or not he offended the giant--he was there to take care of him once and for all. David said in 1 Samuel 17:45-47, "You come at 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. This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves, for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands."

The iron shaft on the end of Goliath's spear weighed 15 pounds alone. Anyone willing to kill a giant who has that is no wimp, friend! But David had the spirit of might on him.

God gives us circumstances, or giants, to practice on every day. If David would've been scared off by the lion and the bear when he was younger, he wouldn't have been able to face a giant later in life.

So, how do you stand in the face of adversity? You ask God to give you the spirit of might.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I want that Spirit of Might!! I have been wondering why you haven't been getting comments lately. Is this too deep or are we pricked to the heart. We have got to go deeper folks.

Anonymous said...

Barbie, I heard you speak a few weeks ago. You were talking about the changes we could look for in the near future. And have you noticed how satan seems to be attacking marriages-some that have been together a long time,people you believe to be strong christians and even involved in church. We'll have watch out for the enemy and stay close to our Savior. Sister in Christ.