Practical Living through Biblical Principles

Facing Your Giants

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By Yolanda K. Edwards

I Samuel 17: 40-50

In the text, we see that David was the youngest of all of his brothers and was only in the city at that time because his father (Jesse) sent him to check on his brothers.  While there, he noticed all of the men just standing around while the Philistine Goliath was taunting them.

David decided that he was going to fight the giant, but no one thought it possible for this young shepherd boy to defeat a giant, however, King Saul gave his Blessing and sent David into battle against the giant.

David did not go into battle with the amour that the King tried to give him, instead, He took 5 stones, a sling, and Jesus Christ.  He defeated the giant.

My question to you today is, how many times do you go into battle unprepared and without your back-up?  We all face giants in our lives…whether it be poor health, financial woes, loss of a job or stressful times at work, issues in your marriage, caring for sick love ones…whatever your giants maybe.  Remember to put on the full armor of God to stand against the schemes and plans of the enemy, Ephesians 6:10-18 and take your back-up, the almighty Jesus Christ! As the book of I Samuel 17:47 points out, the battle is not yours, it’s the Lords.

Prayer Starter – Father, it’s in the name of the almighty Jesus that I come…I’ve been in battle, but have failed to go prepared.  So I’m taking a moment right now asking for your forgiveness for not consulting you concerning ____________ and allowing you to step in and have your way.  I put on the full armor of God right now to stand against the tricks, schemes, and plans of the enemy, for I know my struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, authorities, powers, and spiritual forces of the evil in the heavenly realms.  I stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around my waist, with the breast plate of righteousness in place, and my feet shod with the preparation of peace.  I take the shield of faith in my left hand to extinguish the flaming darts of the enemy.  I put on the helmet of salvation and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, in my right hand.  I will continue to consult you concerning the giants in my life, praying in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, I also pray for others who are in their own battles…

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