David wasn’t much in appearence compared to the gruesome villain Goliath. At around 9 feet tall his appearance alone was enough to make the average fighting man pee his pants. Yet this didn’t scare King David, he knew his God was bigger so he got some stones and loaded his sling shot. Goliath approached with his cocky taunts saying “am I dog that you come at me with a stick?“. You can imagine his fellow supporters sneering and laughing at the armour less David with just a sling shot, and how they would be cheering on the giant as he goes in for battle. David takes aim and fires. As if the whole scene was played in slow motion, the crowd watched as the stone sunk into the forehead as easy as a knife through melted butter. Goliath was dead, then David did something else that many people passover, he removed his head. (This is the part they usually skip in children’s plays.) The head was removed indicating the permanent fatal blow of the defeated giant. Story found in 1 Samuel 17
So what does this epic battle mean for us? Does it mean that we can take down some buff guys with a sling shot? 🤔 No, it means that we do not have to fear whatever giants we face. Whether that be financial giants, depression, health, relationships and a shopping list of ther things.
We can face our giants with confidence because we serve a God who is bigger than them all put together! Goliath is like a puny ant compared to God almighty. So often though, people forget how big our God is. We think… well God did those miracles in the past but he works differently now. Does he? Or is it just our belief that is different?
You can stand against the financial giant and confess: My God will supply and meet all my needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phillippians 4:19
You can stand against your health giant and confess: I walk in the divine health of Jesus Christ.
You can stand against that big ugly giant called depression and say: The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10
The list goes on, but the point is this. You slay your giants with the word of God. The more you practice using the word to slay your giants then the sharper that sword becomes. You will be known in the spiritual realm as the giant slayer and the devil will not want to mess with you; so long as you keep humble while you gain victories.
So, slay your giants today! Do not be afraid. Get your sword and fight in the spirit. You can overcome because with Jesus you are always on the winning side.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Prayer: Lord, I know that during my life I will face some giants that seem impossible to defeat. Yet I know with you nothing is impossible. Give me courage I pray that I may overcome anything that comes my way. In Jesus name – amen
Love and God bless