Friday, September 26, 2008

It’s not your fight

David asked the men standing near him, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?"
1 Samuel 17:26

One of my favorite books is Max Lucado's "Facing Your Giants", probably because it was a gift by a dear friend, reminds me; to be a man after God's own heart, to cherish the Jonathan-David relationships in my life, and to live with the passion of a warrior.

It was while reading this book that I became aware of how many times David confronted Goliath knowing that the battle was the Lord's.

"The armies of the living God"
(v. 26)

"The armies of the living God"
(V. 36)

"The Lord of host, the God of the armies of Israel"
(v. 45)

"The Lord will deliver you into my hand…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel"
(v. 46)

"The Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands"
(v. 47)

David didn't focus on what Goliath could do.

David didn't focus on what he couldn't do.

David focused
on what
God could do.

Is there a giant standing in front of you, mocking you?

What are you focusing on the giant, your own inabilities?

Realize the battle is the Lord's and He has already won!

Don't live a life without power, be a warrior today!

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