Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010

"As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head." I Samuel 17:48-51
Are you ready for giant-lesson number three?
Well, here it comes: When there is a giant in your path there is a David on the way!
Do you believe that?
What part of being God's people don't you understand? What part of "the battle is the Lord's" don't you understand?
God's army was already disgraced and they were about to be defeated. Goliath was cursing God and intimidating them. They were discouraged on the inside and about to be defeated on the battlefield. I guess you could say they were between a giant and a hard place. Immobilized and clueless - there they sat. King Saul was looking for someone to step up but could find no takers.
Little did they know that a hero was enroute.
I believe there is more than just a great story here - and it IS that! There is a strong principle here. God's honor was at stake and His people were at risk. When that happens, when we are at our weakest, that is when God steps in.
That is why I say, "When there is a giant in your path, there is a David on the way!"
Sometimes that David is a person. God has an uncanny knack for sending just the right person at just the right time!
Sometimes that David is you! God is able to stir up something in you to embolden you and empower you to stand against that giant until it falls!
Sometimes that David is a group of people or a couple or a family that come at just the right time.
Sometimes that David is an idea or a strategy that comes in the stillness of the night!
Sometimes that David is a financial blessing.
God is sovereign and unpredictable. He has a unique answer to each specific problem. But you can be sure of it! You can be confident that if there is a giant in your path there is a David on the way!