April 21, 2014

April 21-27

1 Samuel 17: 47

47and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.”

Your Personal Goliath

As we see in this passage of scripture, David, the shepard boy, defeated Goliath, a giant that stood 9 feet and 9 inches tall. Goliath was feared by all and was equipped with all the fancy armor and weapons necessary to defeat all. All except David who had God on his side.

Many times we are faced with problems that appear as Goliath did to the Isrealites :too big to defeat and armed with all the equipment to defeat us. It is important that we understand that we have the best Ally on our side, our Heavenly Father and by engaging in praise, worship, and prayer then HE will give us what we need to defend our Goliath. No problem is too big, great or sophisticated for God. Our battlefield begins on our knees in prayer, and God will take the rest from there. Make a commitment today to give him your battles and you will gain victory over the impossible.

Getting the most from God's Word

As you embark on this Journey, here are four steps to invite God's Word to challenge and encourage you.

  1. Pray

    Pray with focus and openness to see what God has for you. God, connect with me here, as I seek You in your Word.

  2. Read

    Read the selected section of scripture slowly. Take note of intriguing words and phrases. Read them a second time.

  3. Reflect

    Reflect on what strikes you as you read. What does this passage of Scripture teach you about God's values?

  4. Respond

    Respond to the passage. Speak to God directly about what's on your mind and hear. Look for ways to live out what you've uncovered.